According to a recent paper in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, approximately 185,000 hospital admissions in Canada result from an adverse event. Several studies published over the past two decades have demonstrated the effectiveness of health information systems (HISs) in reducing the number of adverse events and improving healthcare practitioner performance. Largely based on this literature, healthcare administrators have decided to invest in HISs for their organizations to reduce the number of adverse events arising from medical errors. However, in the past five years, several researchers have documented the potential of HISs to introduce new types of errors, called technology-induced or -facilitated errors.
Source:Ensuring the Safety of Health Information Systems: Using
Heuristics for Patient Safety
Date: July 15, 2009
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