Journal Article

The contribution of sociotechnical factors to health information technology–related sentinel events.

Castro GM, Buczkowski L, Hafner JM. Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety. 2016;42:70-6.

This study reviewed sentinel events reported to The Joint Commission between 2010 and 2013 to examine how health information technology (IT) may contribute to serious adverse outcomes. The most frequently identified health IT–related sentinel events were medication errors, wrong-site surgery, and delays in treatment.