Information Technology in Health Care: Socio-Technical by C. Nøhr, J. Aarts

By C. Nøhr, J. Aarts

Ten years in the past, landmark experiences have been released by way of the Institute of medication on human mistakes in medication and the standard chasm. it kind of feels acceptable then, that the fourth overseas convention details know-how in wellbeing and fitness Care, may still re-visit those topics now to envision how more secure platforms might be designed and carried out to enhance sufferer safeguard. This booklet provides the lawsuits of that convention. Many rules and courses were initiated across the world to stimulate using digital future health care and checklist platforms. regrettably, those don't continually run easily. for instance, a research of digital prescribing platforms in seven western international locations confirmed that the uptake in hospitals was once purely 20%, and a few reports have indicated that digital platforms can even introduce extra mistakes rather than decreasing them. Of the 28 submitted papers awarded right here, seven care for sufferer security, 8 tackle numerous subject matters of method layout, six conceal the topic of implementation and 4 discover sufferer involvement. the remainder 3 papers conceal the subject matter of the convention in a broader point of view. providing insights into how greater layout and implementation will enhance sufferer security, this ebook may be of curiosity to a variety of pros excited by all facets of digital overall healthiness care.IOS Press is a world technological know-how, technical and clinical writer of top of the range books for teachers, scientists, and execs in all fields. many of the components we put up in: -Biomedicine -Oncology -Artificial intelligence -Databases and knowledge structures -Maritime engineering -Nanotechnology -Geoengineering -All elements of physics -E-governance -E-commerce -The wisdom financial system -Urban stories -Arms keep watch over -Understanding and responding to terrorism -Medical informatics -Computer Sciences

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2003) Improving Safety with Information Technology. 2526-2534. [7] Berg, M. (1997) Rationalizing Medical Work: Decision-support Techniques and Medical Practices. MIT Press. [8] Chiasson, M. & Davidson, E. (2004) Pushing the contextual envelope: developing and diffusing IS theory for health information systems research. 155-188. G. (2005) HIT and MIS: implications of health information technology and medical information systems. Commun. 68-74. , Cornford, T. & Klecun, E. (2007) Qualitative evaluation of an electronic prescribing and administration system.

This paper discusses two approaches to “the sociotechnical”, one coming from the Tavistock tradition and the other from actor network theory. These two differ in important ways and from the latter it follows that what patient safety means must be scrutinized and unpacked. The paper thus rudimentarily discusses central contributions to the problematization of patient safety. Last, it is argued that patient safety does not exist apart from the sociotechnical practices that seek to accomplish it, but is constructed in and through them, which is why it is pertinent to reflect on how those practices constructs what comes to qualify as patient safety.

4) It is a broadly accepted fact that the container-hospital has been overcome by architectures that to a higher degree places the users and the patients in the centre. Today we witness plans for construction of new hospitals, of a more holistic character, where the dimensions of the singular departments are proportioned to the users of the place. This caring approach to patients and users has not been transferred to the construction of EHR and the main reason for this should probably be found in the cultural and social context of the EHR.

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