The British Medical Journal reports a study by Elizabeth Robb et al BMJ 2010;340:c1234 which showed that if staff followed "care bundles" which are reminder/checklists of simple but important steps in managing treatment, signing off when steps had been completed, death rates can be reduced.
Whilst less dramatic than rushing around and shouting this approach helps medical staff, who may be both inexperienced and exhausted, to remember to follow the correct sequence of actions for dealing with serious and fast moving clinical events.
The authors report that
Sometimes the answer isn't more computers
"The main expenditure was the small cost of printing these checklist sheets (about £300 for each batch of 100 sheets)."