Clinical studies have shown:
of all patient handoffs are flawed or defective.
*Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare (JCCTH)
of malpractice claims were related to inaccurate or incomplete handoffs.
*Journal of Advanced Nursing
of handoffs are responsible for breakdowns in communication.
*Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
of clinical learning environments don’t have a standard handoff process.
*Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
Easily manage your handoff initiatives.
While many organizations devote a significant amount of energy to implement handoff best practices, these interventions are difficult to sustain. At MEDarchon we’ve developed an electronically supported handoff process, which provides real-time clinical information to provide continuous support of handoff best practices.
Effective handoff practices you can stick to.
The current “gold standard” for patient handoff is oral handoff at the bedside, utilizing a mnemonic based checklist (e.g. SBAR, i-PASS, etc.). Unfortunately, these checklists are fairly rigid and do not take into account patient or clinician context. Additionally, the checklists include more factors than are relevant to the patient. Not surprisingly, clinicians often do not stick to this process – leading to ongoing breakdowns in communication and making the sustainability of handoff best practices difficult.
With QUARC your organization can seamlessly support handoff best practices via an Intelligent Clinical Summary, which can be accessed anytime, anywhere to support evidenced-based decision making. Learn more about QUARC’s Handoff design by downloading MEDarchon’s peer-reviewed posters from the 2015 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) annual meeting.
Pre- and post-interventional studies have demonstrated that QUARC can drive savings for an organization by improving patient experience, length of stay, patient safety, and information security risk. Determine how much your organization can benefit by entering your information into our ROI calculator.
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