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Delaware Healthcare Association launches pilot to improve patient transfers

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The Delaware Healthcare Association (DHA) on March 14 announced the launch of its new Interagency Transfer Form Pilot Program.

The program aims to improve the communication process during patient transfers between hospitals and other health care facilities. The forms used for these transfers, called Interagency Transfer Forms, were developed more than 40 years ago. This updated form prioritizes critical information to ensure patient safety and reduce delays.

Key information in the form could include code status, allergies and special precautions. It could also detail a facility’s capacity to provide the appropriate follow up treatment for a patient, such as the administration of iv fluids, imaging and laboratory testing.

DHA organized a local working group made up of representatives from Delaware health care facilities to discuss the changes.

“The Interagency Patient Transfer Form Pilot Program will improve communication between clinicians during patient transition, creating a more effective patient transfer system,” said Megan Williams, DNP, FNP-C, vice president for the Delaware Healthcare Association. “Delaware hospitals are continuously working to improve safety and enhance patient experience, and this program is an important step toward achieving these goals.”

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