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handoff

(hand'of?)
The transfer of patient care from one health care provider to another or from one health care facility to another.
Synonym: handover; sign-out
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Eliminating the re-authentication step and trimming up to 800 milliseconds off the hand-off time when mobile users roam from AP to AP makes the deployment of delay-sensitive applications like voice over wireless much more practical and reliable.
There are an estimated 20 million patient hand-offs every day between healthcare team members in US hospitals.
A major part of the information presently comes from Vodafone hand-off data, but Temmink believes the fraction will shift as GPS devices become more prevalent.
The dribbler who ultimately received the hand-off to begin the "attack" part of the offense and is going to center the ball up should be called the " hot dribbler.
Soft hand-off, implemented using ATM technology, can help avoid the glitches.
We see tremendous synergies between the OptiVox and VoiceCare hand-off applications and the Vocera communications solutions," says Guille Cruze, CEO of Clinical Health Communications, the makers of OptiVox solutions.
The agreement allowed AORN to expand guidance originally developed for TeamSTEPPS(TM) -- a joint initiative of the DoD and the federal Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality -- and apply it specifically to hand-off communications within perioperative units.
Notre Dame had two first half fumbles - the first when Fargas took his eyes off the hand-off from quarterback Jorge Piedra, the second caused by a blitzing linebacker.
PatientKeeper Sign-Out improves communication between physicians at the transition of care to streamline patient hand-off and sign-out and to simplify discharge planning, and provides a standard process as specified by requirement 2E of the Joint Commission 2008 National Patient Safety Goals.
The dive called for the halfback to read the OT's block after the hand-off by the QB.
The coach then holds out his hand as the players reach into their socks and begrudgingly hand-off their Sharpie markers.