Journal Article
Study

Electronic handoff instruments: a truly multidisciplinary tool?

Schuster KM, Jenq GY, Thung SF, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2014;21:e352-7.

A computerized physician sign-out note embedded into the electronic medical record was designed at Yale–New Haven Hospital to facilitate patient handoffs. This study found that many non-physician health professionals have also been using the sign-out tool, which is felt to be an unintended positive consequence of the system.