Electronic handoff instruments: a truly multidisciplinary tool?

  title={Electronic handoff instruments: a truly multidisciplinary tool?},
  author={Kevin M. Schuster and Grace Jenq and Stephen F. Thung and David C. Hersh and Judy Nunes and David G. Silverman and Leora I. Horwitz},
  journal={Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA},
  volume={21 e2},
The objective was to assess use of a physician handoff tool embedded in the electronic medical record by nurses and other non-physicians. We administered a survey to nurses, physical therapists, discharge planners, social workers, and others to assess integration into daily practice, usefulness, and accuracy of the handoff tool. 231 individuals (61% response) participated. 60% used the tool often or usually/always during a shift. Nurses (46%) used the tool for shift transitions and found it… 

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