Handoff Communication: Implications For Design

  title={Handoff Communication: Implications For Design},
  author={Priyadarshini R. Pennathur and Ellen J. Bass and Michael F. Rayo and Shawna J. Perry and Michael Rosen and Ayse P. Gurses},
  journal={Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting},
  pages={863 - 866}
  • P. Pennathur, E. Bass, A. Gurses
  • Published 1 September 2012
  • Medicine
  • Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting
Handoff communication is one of the most typical clinical communication mechanisms in a healthcare setting to transfer information and responsibilities of the care provider. Handoff communication is varied across settings, provider type, and even within a clinical unit. Information technology has the capability to support handoff communication, with better understanding of handoff communication needs and variations. This panel examines (1) how handoff communication happens in the healthcare… 

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