Innovative Web-Based Tool for Safer Transitions of Patients through Healthcare Systems

  • Ranjit Singh
  • Raj Sharman
  • Ashok Singh
  • Ron Brooks
  • Don McLean
  • Gurdev Singh
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 125)


Improved quality and safety of care and patient satisfaction can be achieved with structured inter-unit and inter-setting communication with computers. Presented here is a new tool designed to implement a web-based innovative transitions improvement process for creation of situation-aware teams to monitor quality of transitions. The tool is designed to promote the competencies of practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice, as well as the development of a context-sensitive culture of safety. The system is based on visual workflow models of the entities and interactions necessary for reliable and timely transitions from or to any setting. In pilot studies the tool has been well received by staff who found it to be intuitive and user-friendly. We propose that healthcare teams tailor the tool for their unique setting, and continually improve it based on internal evaluation and feedback.


Patient Safety Personal Health Information Safe Transition Primary Care Office Adequate Privacy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ranjit Singh
    • 1
  • Raj Sharman
    • 1
  • Ashok Singh
    • 2
  • Ron Brooks
    • 3
  • Don McLean
    • 4
  • Gurdev Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.State UniversityBuffaloUSA
  2. 2.Niagara Family Medicine AssociatesNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Dendress CorporationBuffaloUSA
  4. 4.Niagara Falls Memorial Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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