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Patient safety threats in information management using health information technology in ambulatory cancer care: an exploratory, prospective study.

Pfeiffer Y, Zimmermann C, Schwappach DLB. Patient safety threats in information management using health information technology in ambulatory cancer care: an exploratory, prospective study. J Patient Saf. 2020;Publish Ahead of Print. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000640.

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June 10, 2020
Pfeiffer Y, Zimmermann C, Schwappach DLB. J Patient Saf. 2020;Publish Ahead of Print.

This study examined patient safety issues stemming from health information technology (HIT)-related information management hazards. The authors identified eleven thematic groups describing such hazards occurring at a systemic level, such as fragmentation of patient information, “information islands” (e.g., nurses and physicians have separate information sets despite the same HIT system), and inadequate information structures (e.g., no drug interaction warning integrated in the chemotherapy prescribing tool).

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Pfeiffer Y, Zimmermann C, Schwappach DLB. Patient safety threats in information management using health information technology in ambulatory cancer care: an exploratory, prospective study. J Patient Saf. 2020;Publish Ahead of Print. doi:10.1097/pts.0000000000000640.

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