Robert C Wu

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toronto
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Educational impact of using smartphones for clinical communication on general medicine: more global, less local
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Hosp Med 8:365-72. 2013
  2. pmc Improving hospital care and collaborative communications for the 21st century: key recommendations for general internal medicine
    Robert C Wu
    Toronto General Hospital, Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Interact J Med Res 1:e9. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Effects of clinical communication interventions in hospitals: a systematic review of information and communication technology adoptions for improved communication between clinicians
    Robert C Wu
    Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Int J Med Inform 81:723-32. 2012
  4. pmc Pilot study of an Internet patient-physician communication tool for heart failure disease management
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 7:e8. 2005
  5. pmc An evaluation of the use of smartphones to communicate between clinicians: a mixed-methods study
    Robert Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 13:e59. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of a web-based interactive heart failure patient simulation: a pilot study
    Robert Wu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:369-75. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The use of smartphones for clinical communication on internal medicine wards
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Hosp Med 5:553-9. 2010
  8. pmc Evidence for handheld electronic medical records in improving care: a systematic review
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:26. 2006
  9. pmc Comparing administration of questionnaires via the internet to pen-and-paper in patients with heart failure: randomized controlled trial
    Robert C Wu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 11:e3. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a computerized physician order entry system of medications at the University Health Network--physicians' perspectives on the critical issues
    Robert C Wu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
    Healthc Q 9:106-9. 2006

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Publications22

  1. doi request reprint Educational impact of using smartphones for clinical communication on general medicine: more global, less local
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Hosp Med 8:365-72. 2013
    ..This study aimed to examine the impact of smartphone use for clinical communication on medical trainees' educational experiences...
  2. pmc Improving hospital care and collaborative communications for the 21st century: key recommendations for general internal medicine
    Robert C Wu
    Toronto General Hospital, Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    Interact J Med Res 1:e9. 2012
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  3. doi request reprint Effects of clinical communication interventions in hospitals: a systematic review of information and communication technology adoptions for improved communication between clinicians
    Robert C Wu
    Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    Int J Med Inform 81:723-32. 2012
    ..To conduct a systematic review of the literature to identify, describe and assess interventions of information and communication technology on the processes of communication and associated patient outcomes within hospital settings...
  4. pmc Pilot study of an Internet patient-physician communication tool for heart failure disease management
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 7:e8. 2005
    ..Clinicians review the information on the same day and provide feedback...
  5. pmc An evaluation of the use of smartphones to communicate between clinicians: a mixed-methods study
    Robert Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 13:e59. 2011
    ..Smartphones such as BlackBerrys may improve communication, but studies of these technologies have been limited to date...
  6. doi request reprint Evaluation of a web-based interactive heart failure patient simulation: a pilot study
    Robert Wu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Can J Cardiol 27:369-75. 2011
    ..We sought to determine whether clinicians will use the web-based simulation of patients with heart failure and whether it will improve their knowledge compared to the latest heart failure guidelines...
  7. doi request reprint The use of smartphones for clinical communication on internal medicine wards
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Hosp Med 5:553-9. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of smartphones to improve communication on internal medicine wards...
  8. pmc Evidence for handheld electronic medical records in improving care: a systematic review
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    BMC Med Inform Decis Mak 6:26. 2006
    ..To confirm this, we performed a systematic review of the evidence assessing the effects of handheld electronic medical records on clinical care...
  9. pmc Comparing administration of questionnaires via the internet to pen-and-paper in patients with heart failure: randomized controlled trial
    Robert C Wu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 11:e3. 2009
    ..To date, information is lacking on the validity of questionnaires administered over the Internet in patients with chronic diseases such as heart failure...
  10. ncbi request reprint Implementation of a computerized physician order entry system of medications at the University Health Network--physicians' perspectives on the critical issues
    Robert C Wu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto
    Healthc Q 9:106-9. 2006
    ..Planning for specific implementation details had the benefit of input from physicians working in the area. Day-to-day issues of our residents and staff were also addressed promptly...
  11. doi request reprint Usability of a mobile electronic medical record prototype: a verbal protocol analysis
    Robert C Wu
    Knowledge Translation Program, University of Toronto, Canada
    Inform Health Soc Care 33:139-49. 2008
    ..Yet providing an electronic medical record on handheld devices presents many usability challenges, and it is unclear whether clinicians will use them...
  12. ncbi request reprint Cost-effectiveness of an electronic medication ordering and administration system in reducing adverse drug events
    Robert C Wu
    Department of Medicine, University of Toronto, and Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Eval Clin Pract 13:440-8. 2007
    ..We conducted a study to examine the costs of introducing an electronic medication ordering and administration system and its potential impact on reducing ADEs...
  13. pmc The intended and unintended consequences of communication systems on general internal medicine inpatient care delivery: a prospective observational case study of five teaching hospitals
    Robert C Wu
    Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 20:766-77. 2013
    ..Effective clinical communication is critical to providing high-quality patient care. Hospitals have used different types of interventions to improve communication between care teams, but there have been few studies of their effectiveness...
  14. doi request reprint It's not about pager replacement: an in-depth look at the interprofessional nature of communication in healthcare
    Sherman D Quan
    Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Hosp Med 8:137-43. 2013
    ..However, failing to account for the sociotechnical aspects of HIT or the interplay of technology with existing clinical workflow, culture, and social interactions may create other unintended consequences...
  15. ncbi request reprint The use of smartphones in general and internal medicine units: a boon or a bane to the promotion of interprofessional collaboration?
    Vivian Lo
    Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada
    J Interprof Care 26:276-82. 2012
    ..Future interventions in communication technology should take into considerations how communication mediums and situational contexts (e.g. urgent and nonurgent patient issues) impact interprofessional interactions...
  16. ncbi request reprint Pilot study of an Internet patient-physician communication tool for heart failure disease management
    Robert C Wu
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University Health Network, Toronto, ON, Canada
    World Hosp Health Serv 42:32-8. 2006
    ..Clinicians review the information on the same day and provide feedback...
  17. ncbi request reprint Smoothing inpatient discharges decreases emergency department congestion: a system dynamics simulation model
    Hannah J Wong
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Toronto General Hospital, 200 Elizabeth Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Emerg Med J 27:593-8. 2010
    ..Reduced discharges of inpatients at weekends are a reality to many hospitals and may reduce hospital efficiency and contribute to emergency department (ED) congestion...
  18. pmc Medical students and personal smartphones in the clinical environment: the impact on confidentiality of personal health information and professionalism
    Kim Tran
    University Health Network, Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 16:e132. 2014
    ..However, little is known about medical students' use of personal smartphones for clinical work...
  19. doi request reprint An evidence-based case for the value of social workers in efficient hospital discharge
    Monika Galati
    Department of Social Work, University Health Network, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Health Care Manag (Frederick) 30:242-6. 2011
    ..More generally, these results provide preliminary support for the need for adequate social work staffing in timely and efficient patient discharge...
  20. doi request reprint Real-time operational feedback: daily discharge rate as a novel hospital efficiency metric
    Hannah J Wong
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Qual Saf Health Care 19:e32. 2010
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint How much do operational processes affect hospital inpatient discharge rates?
    Hannah Wong
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Public Health (Oxf) 31:546-53. 2009
    ..The objective of this study is to determine the effect of day of the week, holiday, team admission and rotation schedules, individual attending physicians and their length of coverage on daily team discharge rates...
  22. pmc Evaluation of the accuracy of smartphone medical calculation apps
    Rachel Bierbrier
    University Health Network, Centre for Innovation in Complex Care, Toronto, ON, Canada
    J Med Internet Res 16:e32. 2014
    ..However, the accuracy of these apps has not been assessed...