Universal Communication

There currently is no one standardized mechanism to convey patient information and transfer responsibility from physician to physician at the time of discharge. As a result, there exists a drastic drop-off in patient information between physicians at the transition point, i.e between a hospitalist and a primary care doctor. In an era of transparency, this drop-off is not only well known to the health care team, but also to the patients and their families. Yet, no one has done anything to remedy the problem... until now.