GHandI is halfway through

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News on the UK’s prinicipal shift handover research on the Centre for HCI Design, City University’s nice (no pun intended) looking blog:

“The GHandI project started in January 2007, so we are now half way through this three year EPSRC-funded project. The project team have recently completed detailed studies of clincial handover in the following settings: a general medical ward, an emergency assessment unit, a paediatric surgical ward and a paediatric acute retrieval service. The collected data is now being analysed to develop a model of handover. We have been exploring possible technologies to support handover and we are also participating in the evaluation of a handover system in a major NHS Trust in London.”

There’s also an interesting chance to put forward your own proposals for evaluating new healthcare technologies in Boston; Potential participants should submit a position paper to the organizers (rebecca.randell.1@city.ac.uk) by October 23, 2008.

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