Digitalization of patient information process from hospital to community (home) care nurses: International perspectives
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionStudies in Health Technology and Informatics. 2018, 250 227-229. 10.3233/978-1-61499-872-3-227
For older people who transition from hospital to home, home care is an increasingly important and effective way of managing chronic illness with skilled nursing care in the home. Communication between clinicians across care settings is fundamental for continuity of care. Poor communication of patient information is acknowledged to be a root cause of sentinel events. In Scandinavia and the United States, researchers study the communication of patient information from hospital to home care. The health care systems of these two countries differ. Differences are reflected in the characteristics of patients transferred from hospital to home care, as well as the characteristics of health information systems (ICT). These differences help to elucidate key issues related to the transfer of patient information from hospital to home care.