In collaboration with several stakeholders, the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab (HTL) has created the MGH STAT app to assist front-line clinicians in caring for MGH patients with life-threatening conditions. Clinicians can use this digital health tool to help navigate MGH-specific clinical protocols and respond most efficiently to such emergencies. All algorithms and protocols for inpatient emergencies (see below) have been developed, vetted, and continually updated by their respective MGH committees.


Inpatient Emergencies

• CVA (stroke)

• Pulmonary Embolism (PE)

• RICU (airway)

• ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infraction (STEMI)




HTL has also entered into an ongoing collaboration with the American Heart Association (AHA) to provide access to all AHA Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) algorithms. All ACLS content in the app has been developed, studied, and vetted by the AHA. Importantly, the app also includes new COVID-19 updates that were released by the AHA in April 2020. The following life-threatening conditions are included;

• Cardiac Arrest (including for Suspected/Confirmed COVID-19 Patients)

• Tachycardia

• Bradycardia

• Post Cardiac Arrest Care


STAT App in Use

Figure 1: STAT App Home Screen

When you open the App, you will see the home screen pictured left (Figure 1), which provides options for inpatient emergencies or ACLS-related emergencies. The protocols and resources provided are unique to each condition.


Table 1: Inpatient Emergency Example – RICU (Airway) Protocol


MGH STAT App represents a collaboration between the MGH Healthcare Transformation Lab,
MGH leaders in CVA/PE/RICU/STEMI, MGH Innovation Studio, and American Heart Association.
(The app is currently only available for iOS, but it will be available for Android soon)


To learn more about the MGH STAT App and how to use it, email us at