Handoffs between caregivers have been called "the most dangerous part of a hospital visit." This description makes sense in light of the fact that teamwork between departments is persistently one of the lowest-rated areas in the AHRQ Safety Climate Surveys used to assess areas of safety risk in hospitals. Communication errors caused by failure to transfer critical information about the patient during a handoff are the primary cause of many patient harming events.
LifeWings has joined forces with Kolkin to offer SOS software to stop these crucial communication mistakes between physicians.
SOS is a HIPAA compliant software program from
Anyone who knows how to use Google Docs already knows how to use SOS to simultaneously share and post patient information critical to error-free handoffs. It takes about 10 minutes to figure out how to use it, and total department adoption typically takes 48 hours or less. It is so easy to use and so effective because the program was developed by a former surgical resident physician and a software architect previously at
The basic version for a single user without inter-connectivity is absolutely free and can be downloaded here. https://www.kolkin.com/ The "Pro" version with inside-the-firewall Wi-Fi or internet connectivity is available for a small user license fee that is good for a lifetime. A typical hospital department can be equipped for around $2000.
Watch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RuEcNjiRks&feature=player_embedded
“If a hospital wants to stop handoff mistakes and critical information falling through the cracks, SOS is the simple and effective solution," says
Download SOS https://www.kolkin.com/.
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