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Tools/Toolkit > Government Resource
Jack B, Paasche-Orlow M, Mitchell S, Forsythe S, Martin J. Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; September 2015. AHRQ Publication No. 12(13)-0084.
This toolkit provides information to help hospitals implement Project RED, including how to determine goals at the outset and measure project outcomes after implementation.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Research Activities. May 2013:1, 3-4.
This newsletter article describes the development of the Medications at Transitions and Clinical Handoffs (MATCH) toolkit and relates one hospital's experience implementing it.
Tools/Toolkit > Multi-use Website
Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation.
This Web site offers information about a standardized process for handoffs in emergency care designed to help reduce risks and improve reliability.
Special or Theme Issue
FIRST Do No Harm. December 2012;1-8.
This newsletter issue highlights initiatives and tools developed to improve handoff communication in Massachusetts.
Audiovisual > Multi-use Website
Handover: Improving the Continuity of Patient Care Through Identification and Implementation of Novel Handover Processes in Europe.
University Medical Centre Utrecht.
This Web site offers information and resources for a project to improve care transitions.
Web Resource > Multi-use Website
Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare.
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aims to use rigorous quality improvement methodologies to tackle pervasive quality and safety issues. This report details the early progress of the Center's second major initiative, improving handoff communication.
Health IT implementation stories: HANDS care plan tool seeks to improve nurse communication at handoff in AHRQ-funded study.
AHRQ National Resource Center for Health Information Technology.
This article describes an AHRQ-funded project to discern whether a standardized, computerized tool can improve handoff communication.