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The nature of unintended effects of health information systems concerning patient safety: A systematic review with thematic synthesis.
Linköping University, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Medical Informatics. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology.
2010 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In order to understand the nature and causes through which Health Information Systems (HIS) can affect patient safety negatively, a systematic review with thematic synthesis of the qualitative studies was performed. 26 papers met our criteria and were included into content analysis. 40 error contributing factors in working with HIS were recognized. Upon which, 4 main categories of contributing factors were defined. Analysis of the semantic relation between contributing reasons and common types of errors in healthcare practice revealed 6 mechanisms that can function as secondary contributing reasons. Results of this study can support care providers, system designers, and system implementers to avoid unintended negative effects for patient safety.

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IOS Press, 2010. 719-723 p.
, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630
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Medical Laboratory and Measurements Technologies
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-63587DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-719ISBN: 9781607505884ISBN: 9781607505877OAI: diva2:380775
13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010, Cape Town, South Africa
Available from: 2010-12-22 Created: 2010-12-22 Last updated: 2014-09-17

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