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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e318237af71
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Implementation of a Web-Based System to Improve the Transitional Care of Older Adults

Zamora, Zeke MD; McCall, Brenda BSN, RN; Patel, Laura MD; Biese, Kevin MD; LaMantia, Michael MD; Platts-Mills, Tim MD; Naus, Nelson BS; Jerkewitz, Hans P. BS; Cairns, Charles B. MD; Busby-Whitehead, Jan MD; Kizer, John S. MD

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Abstract

We constructed a bidirectional Web-based system to transmit critical patient information in real time between referring nursing homes and a university hospital emergency department (ED) to facilitate the care of patients referred to our ED. Our model was inexpensive, improved measures of information transfer, and increased provider satisfaction.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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