Unit 7: HIT Design to Support Teamwork and Communication

The unit focuses on ways in which HIT can be designed to support care coordination. The focus is on electronic tools to support communication and teamwork during hand-off, care planning, and care transitions. Incorporation of automatic referral requests, data transfer to longitudinal records, and shared problem lists and daily goal forms into the EHR is discussed as well as the utility of electronic whiteboards and clipboard tools.