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Trends in Health Information Technology Safety: From Technology-Induced Errors to Current Approaches for Ensuring Technology Safety

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dc.contributor.author Borycki, Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2015-08-24T21:58:38Z
dc.date.available 2015-08-24T21:58:38Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Borycki, E. 2013, "Trends in Health Information Technology Safety: From Technology-Induced Errors to Current Approaches for Ensuring Technology Safety", Healthcare Informatics Research, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 69-78. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.4258/hir.2013.19.2.69
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/6520
dc.description.abstract Objectives: Health information technology (HIT) research findings suggested that new healthcare technologies could reduce some types of medical errors while at the same time introducing classes of medical errors (i.e., technology-induced errors). Technology-induced errors have their origins in HIT, and/or HIT contribute to their occurrence. The objective of this paper is to review current trends in the published literature on HIT safety. Methods: A review and synthesis of the medical and life sciences literature focusing on the area of technology-induced error was conducted. Results: There were four main trends in the literature on technology-induced error. The following areas were addressed in the literature: definitions of technology-induced errors; models, frameworks and evidence for understanding how technology-induced errors occur; a discussion of monitoring; and methods for preventing and learning about technology-induced errors. Conclusions: The literature focusing on technology-induced errors continues to grow. Research has focused on the defining what an error is, models and frameworks used to understand these new types of errors, monitoring of such errors and methods that can be used to prevent these errors. More research will be needed to better understand and mitigate these types of errors. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Korean Society of Medical Informatics en_US
dc.subject Health Information Systems en_US
dc.subject Patient Safety en_US
dc.subject Risk Management en_US
dc.subject Technology-Induced Error en_US
dc.title Trends in Health Information Technology Safety: From Technology-Induced Errors to Current Approaches for Ensuring Technology Safety en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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