Journal article

Impact of an integrated electronic handover tool on pediatric junior medical staff (JMS) handover

Daryl R Cheng, James Liddle, Emily Mailes, Mike South

International Journal of Medical Informatics | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinical medical handover between doctors forms a critical part of the patient care process. However, with the evolution of junior medical staff (JMS) working conditions, time pressure and increasing clinical and administrative loads mean that quality clinical handover is increasingly important yet more challenging to achieve. This study evaluated the impact of a newly integrated electronic handover tool on JMS adoption and usage of the tool, as well as impacts on the quality (accuracy and redundancy) of handover data, JMS perceived workflow (time management and communication) and JMS satisfaction. FINDINGS: The majority of JMS surveyed used the tool at 1 (87.0%) and 3 (67.4%) mo..

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