Resident-physician preferences for electronic handoff note content: Implications for implementation of a system-wide electronic health record-integrated handoff tool

Elliot G. Arsoniadis, Rohini Khatri Olsen, Steven Skube, Jenna Marquard, Genevieve B. Melton

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Abstract

Increasing attention is paid to the Handoff Process and EHR-integrated tools to enhance the Handoff Process and aid in creating Handoff Notes are becoming more prevalent. In this study, we attempted to determine the ideal content of the Handoff Note based on the preferences of the resident physicians for whom the tool was being constructed. This commenced with an initial semi-structured interview and culminated in a large-scale survey. Overall, 315 resident physicians completed the survey. Plan of Care, Illness Severity, and Patient Summary were the most important content elements to resident physicians. The importance and trustworthiness of other content elements, as well as their preferred display and level of granularity within the Handoff Note, varied considerably. Subjective assessment by a colleague of a patient's hospital course and plan of care, rather than any single piece of objective data, are preferred as ideal content for Handoff Note composition by resident physicians.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2019
Subtitle of host publicationHealth and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics
EditorsBrigitte Seroussi, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Lucila Ohno-Machado, Brigitte Seroussi
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1121-1125
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781643680026
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 21 2019
Event17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019 - Lyon, France
Duration: Aug 25 2019Aug 30 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume264
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

Conference17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, MEDINFO 2019
CountryFrance
CityLyon
Period8/25/198/30/19

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Keywords

  • Electronic Health Records
  • Patient Handoff

PubMed: MeSH publication types

  • Journal Article

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Arsoniadis, E. G., Olsen, R. K., Skube, S., Marquard, J., & Melton, G. B. (2019). Resident-physician preferences for electronic handoff note content: Implications for implementation of a system-wide electronic health record-integrated handoff tool. In B. Seroussi, L. Ohno-Machado, L. Ohno-Machado, & B. Seroussi (Eds.), MEDINFO 2019: Health and Wellbeing e-Networks for All - Proceedings of the 17th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics (pp. 1121-1125). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 264). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/SHTI190400