Publisher: Academic Press
Year of Publication: 2016
Author(s) : Andre Kushniruk & Elizabeth Borycki
Safety and Risk Management for Health Information Technology provides health information technology (HIT) professionals and clinical informatics professionals with information and approaches on how to prevent HIT safety issues from arising. In addition, the book helps individuals retrospectively analyze HIT related medical errors and develop an effective eHealth safety strategy that is specific to their organization (e.g,. vendor, regional health authority) and context (i.e., acute care, home care, long-term care, public health/community health setting).
Not withstanding the importance of the area, most books don’t focus on helping vendors, healthcare organizations, and managers in developing an effective strategy for HIT safety issues. The authors have noticed as educators that both undergraduate and graduate students, and those who are currently HIT professionals, are constantly in need of relevant texts, educational resources, and guides on how to create a successful strategy based on current research in the area.