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Title: The CLAS App A mobile training tool to improve handover procedures between hospital interface and family doctors
Authors: Maher, Bridget
Drachsler, Hendrik
Kalz, Marco
Specht, Marcus
Keywords: handover training
medical education
patient safety
Mobile learning
health
standardization
human error
quality assurance
communication skills
writing skills
Issue Date: 19-Dec-2012
Abstract: There is a high potential for mobile learning and support applications in the health domain. In this paper we introduce the CLAS App, a mobile application to support handover procedures based on the improvement of writing skills. Handover of patient care is a time of particular risk and it is important that accurate, reliable and relevant information is clearly communicated between one caregiver to another. Improperly conducted handovers lead to wrong treatment, delays in medical diagnosis, life threatening adverse events, patient complaints, medical litigation, increased health care expenditure, increased hospital length of stay and a range of other effects that impact on the health system. The CLAS App helps standardise and improve handover communication between hospital and community healthcare.
Description: Maher, B., Drachsler, H., Kalz, M., & Specht, M. (2012). The CLAS App - A mobile training tool to improve handover procedures between hospital interface and family doctors. In M. Specht, J. Multisilta, & M. Sharples (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning 2012 (pp. 38-45). October, 16-18, 2012, Helsinki, Finland. Please see also: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/4644
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1820/4613
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