During the implementation phase (~6 – 12 months) sites should allocate clinical, IT and project management resources. These resources will be necessary whether you plan to participate in the research or quality improvement missions of MPOG. Based on previous experience we recommend that a clinical resource is allocated at approximately 0.4 FTE during implementation and 0.2 FTE once the extract is completed and a site is live. Clinical resources can include clinical research coordinator, quality improvement nurse, CRNA, or anesthesiologist.
The anesthesia information management system that you have in your hospital can affect the resources required for implementation. We have worked with Epic to build an extract that you can install at your site with the help of your Epic Technical Services (TS) representative. We also have significant experience with GE Centricity and Cerner. For other anesthesia systems, a site will have to rely on their IT team to build an extract to MPOG and plan on devoting an extra 2.5x the development effort (75%).