Boston Medical Center has achieved positive results from its two years of testing a set of web and cloud-based tools from I-PASS Patient Safety Institute that standardize the patient hand-off process during nurse shift changes.

A published study in the New England Journal of Medicine finds a 30 percent reduction in medical errors during patient handoffs at the hospital, with potential cost savings from prevention of adverse events estimated at $10 million to 20 million over three years.

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