The vast majority of serious medical errors involve miscommunication between caregivers when patients are transferred or handed-off. This represent an enormous opportunity to avoid cost in preventable adverse events.
What it does
Handoff is a web application designed to facilitate and improve the inpatient handoff process for care providers during shift change. With the goals of improving handoff accuracy and reducing provider time investment, Handoff was designed to fit into pre-existing care providers’ workflow. Requiring minimal training and hardware to produce demonstrable improvements.
How we built it
We built Handoff utilizing agile processes, and designed it from the ground up to fully support the Cloud and modern development approaches.
Challenges we ran into
Understanding the pain that a provider undergoes while transitioning a patient using paper.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Developing a product to help providers save time, and provide a better patient experience.
What we learned
How reductions in provider time spent on the handoff process can significantly improve the patient experience, and outcomes.
What's next for Handoff
Pilot at a major health system in New York City.