Posted on 7. December 2012 · Posted in apps, CLAS

The PATIENT project published first research outcomes of the CLAS App at the International conference on Mobile Learning in Helsinki. One of the core activities of PATIENT is to provide mobile solutions for medical training and practice.

In the mLearn 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 contributes to standardise and improve handover communication between hospital and General Practice.

You can find here a pre-print of the article:

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Hendrik Drachsler