Journal Article

Electronic handoff instruments: a truly multidisciplinary tool?

Schuster KM; Jenq GY; Thung SF; Hersh DC; Nunes J; Silverman DG; Horwitz LI.

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.