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Journal Article

Evaluation of a physician informatics tool to improve patient handoffs.

Flanagan ME, Patterson ES, Frankel RM, et al. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2009;16:509-15.

This study found that a patient handoff tool can reliably extract information from the electronic health record, though additional opportunities for improvement were identified. A past AHRQ WebM&M commentary discussed a case of a failed signout process that contributed to a delay in treatment and diagnosis.