Journal Article
Commentary

Health information technologies: from hazardous to the dark side.

Saunders C, Rutkowski AF, Pluyter J, et al. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 2016;67.

It is important to consider unintended consequences when implementing tools, such has health information technology (IT). This commentary highlights five areas of focus to reduce risks associated with introducing health IT in surgery and recommends systematic training and detailed credentialing to ensure safe use of new technologies.