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  • 1. Improving the Patient Hand-off Process eDoclist Patient Hand-offs for Healthcare Providers
  • 2. Improving the Patient Hand-off Process 1. “Hand-off” Overview 2. Understanding the needs for of an Effective Standardized Hand-off 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 can improve efficiency and patient care. 7. features 8. Our Promise to our customers
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 2. Understanding the need for an Effective Standardized Hand-off  An effective Hand-off process is vital for several reasons  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
  • 5. 3. Patient Safety associated with the Hand-off Process. 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 communication breakdowns
  • 6. 4. Crucial Aspects of an Effective Standardized Handoff  Patient Identifiers Name/ Record Number/Location  Severity of illness  Working problem list  Intervention on anticipated problems  Tests and consults pending  Code Status  History pertinent to immediate problems
  • 7. 5. The Hand-off Environment and Best Practices  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.
  • 8. 6. How eDocList can improve efficiency and Patient Care  Intuitive and user friendly  When compared with other sign out methods, eDocList is simple and intuitive  Time and Cost Savings  The ease of maintaining the list means more time for patient care  Time savings mean cost savings, making an affordable investment for your institution. Accessible: is accessible online on any computer with internet access, which affords residents the option to access their patient data remotely.
  • 9. 7. 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  Click here for a free trial
  • 10. 8. Our Promise at  To provide you with the necessary tools you need to improve the logistics of your patient management system.  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- Compliant Please contact us today ! 248-325-8615 KMJ Health Solutions, Inc./