The CLAS App A mobile training tool to improve handover procedures between hospital interface and family doctors

Bridget Maher, Hendrik Drachsler, Marco Kalz, Marcus Specht

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages38-45
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Dec 2012
    Event11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2012) - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 16 Oct 201218 Oct 2012
    Conference number: 11

    Conference

    Conference11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2012)
    Abbreviated titlemLearn 2012
    Country/TerritoryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period16/10/1218/10/12

    Keywords

    • handover training
    • medical education
    • patient safety
    • Mobile learning
    • health
    • standardization
    • human error
    • quality assurance
    • communication skills
    • writing skills

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