Handoffs Electronic Support
Since a large number of hospitals in Canada have adopted the electronic health record over the past ten years, this has allowed better access to more accurate information for handoffs. According to Friesen, White & Byers (2008), electronic health record can generate an ample change of shift electronic report and provide real-time information that can be retrieved on a tablet or a comp...
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...aches to patient safety through the continuum of care. There are several features for the electronic health record that can effectively support the collaborative work of handoffs that we need to take in consideration when utilizing technology for patients’ utmost safety and best care outcomes. Further research can also examine other elements of the bedside change of shift report to determine the most effective implementation methods. There is a need for continuing studies that examine strategies for patients’ involvement and engagement in bedside shift-to-shift report. Additional research is required to explore structures that can link verbal, recorded, written and electronic information to patient care decision making. Electronic up-to-date and real-time patient information can be instrumental in a more comprehensive handoff report that enhances patient safety.
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