Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology

Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology

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Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology provides health information technology (HIT) professionals and clinical informatics professionals with information and approaches on how to prevent HIT safety issues from arising. In addition, the book helps individuals retrospectively analyze HIT related medical errors and develop an effective eHealth safety strategy that is specific to their organization (e.g,. vendor, regional health authority) and context (i.e., acute care, home care, long-term care, public health/community health setting). Notwithstanding the importance of the area, most books don't focus on helping vendors, healthcare organizations, and managers in developing an effective strategy for HIT safety issues. The authors have noticed as educators that both undergraduate and graduate students, and those who are currently HIT professionals, are constantly in need of relevant texts, educational resources, and guides on how to create a successful strategy based on current research in the area.
* Offers a comprehensive introduction to the terminology and issues that are specific to safety and risk management involving HIT in healthcare* Provides a full description of the risk management methods that can be used to prevent incidents involving HIT safety before, during, and after systems implementation* Presents case studies of the application of HIT safety and risk management approaches that can be used in the design, development, customization, implementation, and maintenance of systems based on real-world examples published in academic and grey literature
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 190.5 x 234.95 x 18mm | 450g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0128032081
  • 9780128032084

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Background - Defining technology-induced errors, HIT safety and risk management 3. Background - What theor(ies) (including models and frameworks) can be used to inform 4. Methods 5. Methods for Improving Safety and Risk Management of HIT 6. Clinical Simulations 7. Ethnographic Approaches 8. Case Studies 9. Monitoring Systems for Reports on HIT Safety Issues 10. Cost-effectiveness of using the approaches 11. Organizational HIT Strategy and Integrating Risk Management 12. International Trends in HIT Safety and Risk Management 13. Discussion 14. Exercises 15. References 16. Suggested Readings 17. Appendices
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About Elizabeth Borycki

Andre Kushniruk, BA, BSc, MSc, PhD is a Professor at the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. Dr. Kushniruk is also an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Aalborg University, Denmark and an Honorary Professor at the University of Hong Kong. He conducts research in a number of areas including evaluation of the effects of technology in health informatics and improving the usability of healthcare information systems. His work is known internationally and he has published widely in the area of usability engineering in health informatics. His work has involved the development of new methods for designing and evaluating healthcare technologies and systems. He has been involved in bringing usability engineering practices into healthcare for the past twenty years. Dr. Kushniruk has held academic positions at a number of Canadian universities and worked with major hospitals in both Canada, the United States and internationally. He holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology, as well as a M.Sc. in Computer Science from McMaster University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from McGill University. Dr. Kushniruk was elected as a fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics in 2009. Elizabeth Borycki, RN, HBScN, MN, PhD is an Associate Professor at the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria, Canada. Dr. Borycki has worked in numerous roles among them a Clinical Informatics Specialist, an Emergency Program Coordinator, Disease Management Specialist, Consultant and Researcher. She teaches systems evaluation, organizational behaviour and change management, quality improvement, research methods and biomedical fundamentals in the undergraduate and graduate programs in health informatics. Her research interests include clinical informatics, clinical simulations, organizational change management, health information system implementations, patient safety, project management and information seeking involving health information systems. Elizabeth has co-authored numerous papers examining the effects of health information system design upon Patient Safety. More recently, she has edited a book on respiratory disease and has edited a book on the human and social impact of information technologies in healthcare. Dr. Borycki holds a PhD from the University of Toronto.
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