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Electronic handoff instruments: a truly multidisciplinary tool?

Schuster KM, Jenq GY, Thung SF, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2014;21(e2):e352-e357.

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.