Activity ID



February 28, 2022

Format Type


CME Credit



CME Provider

University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine


Each spotlight module contains an actual cases submitted by practicing clinicians, with expert commentary addressing issues of patient safety and medical errors.

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Educational Objectives

Recognize that transfer of patients between acute care hospitals is common.
Realize that the interhospital transfer process is vulnerable to deficiencies in communication that can impact patient safety.
Understand the role of hospital or hospital system-based transfer centers.
Identify telemedicine as a potential tool for improving the exchange of clinical information during the interhospital transfer process.
Recognize that further research is needed to establish best practice guidelines with regard to the interhospital transfer process.


Telemedicine, Noncognitive Errors, Patient Transport, Structured Hand-offs, Latent Errors


Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Systems-based Practice

CME Credit Type

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

Practice Setting

Inpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban

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