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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by October 23, 2008.