Improved Patient Handoffs Require Comprehensive Approach

By |2017-10-10T13:51:17-04:00October 10th, 2017|Categories: News|

Oct. 2017: "The best strategies for improving patient handoffs take a more comprehensive approach instead of focusing exclusively on that moment when a patient’s care is transferred from one caregiver to another, says Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH, pediatric hospitalist at Boston Children’s Hospital and associate professor of pediatrics and medicine at Harvard Medical School." Read more about [...]

Joint Commission Releases Sentinel Event Alert Related to Handoff Communication

By |2017-09-18T20:22:23-04:00September 13th, 2017|Categories: News|

September: In the latest sentinel event alert issued by the Joint Commission, inadequate handoff communication is identified as an area hospitals can improve in order to reduce sentinel events.  Check out the full alert from the Joint Commission here: [pdf-embedder url="" title="SEA_58_Hand_off_Comms_9_6_17_FINAL_(1)"]

Integrating Research, Quality Improvement, and Medical Education for Better Handoffs and Safer Care: Disseminating, Adapting, and Implementing the I-PASS Program

By |2017-06-30T11:24:40-04:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

July 2017: To further disseminate I-PASS, Study Group members delivered hundreds of academic presentations, including plenaries at scientific meetings, workshops, and institutional Grand Rounds. Some 3,563 individuals, representing more than 500 institutions in the 50 states in the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and 57 other countries, have requested access to I-PASS materials. Most [...]

 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Uses AHRQ Survey to Promote Patient Safety

By |2017-06-30T11:24:46-04:00June 30th, 2017|Categories: News|

June 2017: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital uses AHRQ's Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture to obtain employee feedback on ways to improve medical care and safety for the approximately 8,000 patients who receive care each year. Based on the survey feedback, the Memphis-based hospital launched a hospital-wide initiative in 2017 to improve the handoffs of patient care, [...]