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Improving accuracy of handoff by implementing an electronic health record-generated tool: an improvement project in an academic neonatal intensive care unit.

Koo JK, Moyer L, Castello MA, et al.  Improving accuracy of handoff by implementing an electronic health record-generated tool: an improvement project in an academic neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 5(4):e329. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000329

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October 21, 2020
Koo JK, Moyer L, Castello MA, et al. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020;5(4):e329.

Children are highly vulnerable to safety risks associated with written handoffs. This article describes the impact of unit-wide implementation of a new handoff tool using electronic health record (EHR) auto-populated fields for pertinent neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) patient data. Handoff time remained the same, and the tool increased the accuracy of patient data included in handoffs and reduced the frequency of incorrect medications listing. 

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Koo JK, Moyer L, Castello MA, et al.  Improving accuracy of handoff by implementing an electronic health record-generated tool: an improvement project in an academic neonatal intensive care unit. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 5(4):e329. doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000329

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