Capturing essential information to achieve safe interoperability.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
- Facility and Group Administrators
- Quality and Safety Professionals
- Information Professionals
- Policy Makers
This commentary discusses how clinical scenarios can reveal potential barriers to interoperability between health information systems and medical devices to ensure they are effectively integrated to support safe clinical workflow, process documentation, and data sharing. The authors describe a patient-controlled analgesia failure to illustrate the scenario method. A previous WebM&M commentary discussed risks inherent in lack of system interoperability.