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The rising frequency of IT blackouts indicates the increasing relevance of IT emergency concepts to ensure patient safety.

Sax U, Lipprandt M, Röhrig R. The Rising Frequency of IT Blackouts Indicates the Increasing Relevance of IT Emergency Concepts to Ensure Patient Safety. Yearb Med Inform. 2016;(1):130-137.

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December 7, 2016
Sax U, Lipprandt M, Röhrig R. Yearb Med Inform. 2016:130-137.

Given the dependence of clinical processes on health information technology (IT), potential risks resulting from inability to access those systems are a significant safety concern. This review discusses ways to protect against large-scale failures of health IT systems and categorizes the types of failures that can occur. The authors suggest that a culture of safety can facilitate learning and improvement across the industry.

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Sax U, Lipprandt M, Röhrig R. The Rising Frequency of IT Blackouts Indicates the Increasing Relevance of IT Emergency Concepts to Ensure Patient Safety. Yearb Med Inform. 2016;(1):130-137.