Improving the Patient
Patient Hand-offs for Healthcare Providers
Improving the Patient Hand-off
1. “Hand-off” Overview
2. Understanding the needs for of an Effective Standardized
3. Patient Safety Associated with the Hand-off Process
4. Key Components of an Effective Standardized Hand-off
5. The Hand-off Environment and Best Practices
6. How eDocList.com can improve efficiency and patient care.
7. eDocList.com features
8. Our Promise to our customers
1. What is a Hand-off?
A clinical hand-off is the temporary transfer of care
and responsibility from the primary (outgoing)
physician to the covering (oncoming) physician
Verbal and written handoffs are customary and
necessary in order to relay vital information about the
patient and their anticipated needs
2. Understanding the need for an
Effective Standardized Hand-off
An effective Hand-off process is vital for several
Multiple physicians participate in the care of each patient. Proper
communication is imperative.
Communication failures during the hand-off process often lead to
uncertainty in decisions on patient care
An ineffective hand-off process could result in patient discharge
delays, duplicate tests and compromised patient safety
Increased hand-offs with reduced resident work hours
3. Patient Safety associated with the
Transfers of care have been identified as an important
cause of adverse clinical outcomes
Improving hand-offs is a national patient safety goal
Most unanticipated adverse events are caused by
4. Crucial Aspects of an Effective
Patient Identifiers Name/ Record Number/Location
Severity of illness
Working problem list
Intervention on anticipated problems
Tests and consults pending
History pertinent to immediate problems
5. The Hand-off Environment and Best
Interruptions are common and unavoidable, but can be
obstacles to an accurate and precise hand-off. Take the time to
go to a quiet place and be uninterrupted during your hand-off
The Hand-off is a two way street. Effective Two-Way
Communication that is Clear and Accurate is necessary in
order to ‘close the loop’ on proper patient care.
6. How eDocList can improve efficiency
and Patient Care
Intuitive and user friendly
When compared with other sign out methods, eDocList is simple
Time and Cost Savings
The ease of maintaining the list means more time for patient care
Time savings mean cost savings, making eDocList.com an
affordable investment for your institution.
eDocList.com is accessible online on any computer with internet
access, which affords residents the option to access their patient data
7. eDocList.com Features
100% HIPPA compliant with industry standard encryption
Unlimited number of services per group account
Powerful, easy to use patient hand-off list
Fully customizable and easy on-line setup
Phone and email support to guide you through customization
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8. Our Promise at eDocList.com
To provide you with the necessary tools you need to improve the logistics of your patient
Enable you to provide personalized patient care, and create an environment for improved
efficiency and less room for human error.
Offer a real-time tracking system with a streamlined, efficient, and easy-to-use interface.
provide world class service to each and every customer.
continually research new and innovative methods to improve eDocList performance and provide
our customers with the latest technology and tools to comply with new industry guidelines
Provide you with the peace of mind that your patient data is safe, secure and 100% HIPAA-
Please contact us today !
KMJ Health Solutions, Inc./eDoclist.com
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