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Clark R. Health Manage Tech. July 2006:18, 20-21.
The author discusses five aspects to consider in adopting perioperative information technologies: system integration, fault tolerance, accessibility, workflow support, and measurable results.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. June 29, 2017;16:1-5.
Adopting new technologies in health care can have unintended consequences that diminish patient safety. This newsletter article explores the impact of texting in health care, reviews both improvements and problems associated with the practice, and notes limited understanding regarding their occurrence. A past WebM&M commentary discussed problems stemming from an interruption caused by texting.
Lawes S, Grissinger M. PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2017;14:1-8.
The unintended consequences associated with health information technologies for medication management are well documented. Drawing from 889 medication error reports submitted over a 6-month period, this analysis found that more than half of the recorded incidents were associated with computerized provider order entry. Staff reporting of medication errors and near misses is key to identifying trends and consequently developing system improvements to reduce risks of such incidents.
Shryock T. Med Econ. December 5, 2016.
Computerized decision support and advanced computing are being used to augment various processes in health care, such as medication ordering and diagnosis. This magazine article reports on the accuracy of these systems and the potential role of artificial intelligence in supporting diagnostic decision making.
ISMP Medication Safety Alert! Acute Care Edition. November 17, 2016;21:1-5.
Health information technology has enhanced prescribers' ability to document the purpose of medications they order. This newsletter article reviews weaknesses in electronic prescribing systems and recommends incorporating indication-based prescribing as the "sixth right" of safe medication use. The piece highlights how making indication information available can help inform medication communication, selection, adherence, and reconciliation.
Carr S. ImproveDx. April 2016;3:1-3.
Rogoski RR. Health Manage Tech. August 2006;27:12-14, 16.
This article discusses several electronic database systems being used to improve patient safety.
Solovy A. HHN Magazine (Hospitals & Health Networks). July 2005;79.
This article reports on the results of Hospitals & Health Networks' 2005 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study. Results showed lower mortality rates among the 100 "Most Wired" hospitals, or those hospitals exhibiting successful information technology implementation.