Perioperative team collaboration and surgical quality resources
“Shift left” is a software development term that means finding software mistakes early (thus "shifting left" in the timeline), before these mistakes become very costly. Chiefy brings this approach, and other Agile software development principles, to surgery - engaging earlier to correct errors, before they cause waste or harm.
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