A Methodology for Validating Safety Heuristics Using Clinical Simulations: Identifying and Preventing Possible Technology-Induced Errors Related to Using Health Information Systems

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2013

Authors

Borycki, Elizabeth
Kushniruk, Andre
Carvalho, Christopher

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Hindawi Publishing Corporation

Abstract

Internationally, health information systems (HIS) safety has emerged as a significant concern for governments. Recently, research has emerged that has documented the ability of HIS to be implicated in the harmand death of patients. Researchers have attempted to develop methods that can be used to prevent or reduce technology-induced errors. Some researchers are developing methods that can be employed prior to systems release.Thesemethods include the development of safety heuristics and clinical simulations. In this paper, we outline our methodology for developing safety heuristics specific to identifying the features or functions of a HIS user interface design that may lead to technology-induced errors.We follow this with a description of a methodological approach to validate these heuristics using clinical simulations.

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Borycki, E., Kushniruk, A. & Carvalho, C. 2013, "A Methodology for Validating Safety Heuristics Using Clinical Simulations: Identifying and Preventing Possible Technology-Induced Errors Related to Using Health Information Systems", COMPUTATIONAL AND MATHEMATICAL METHODS IN MEDICINE, vol. 2013, pp. 526419-7.