eHand-offs: An IBM Lotus Domino application for ensuring patient safety and enhancing resident supervision in hand-off communications.

@article{Chacko2006eHandoffsAI,
  title={eHand-offs: An IBM Lotus Domino application for ensuring patient safety and enhancing resident supervision in hand-off communications.},
  author={Vinod Chacko and Nicholas Varvarelis and David G. Kemp},
  journal={AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings. AMIA Symposium},
  year={2006},
  pages={874}
}
Reliable communication of patient information among physicians during shift changes is an important patient safety parameter. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations [JCAHO] recognized the pitfalls in hand off communications by including standardized hand-offs as a National Patient Safety Goals. We are presenting an electronic application called eHand-offs to address this problem in our residency program. Residents can use this application to hand-off patient… CONTINUE READING

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