The nature of unintended effects of Health Information Systems concerning patient safety: A systematic review with thematic synthesis

Habibollah Pirnejad*, Roland Bal, Nosrat Shahsavar

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedinfo 2010 - Proceedings of the 13th World Congress on Medical Informatics
PublisherIOS Press BV
Pages719-723
Number of pages5
EditionPART 1
ISBN (Print)9781607505877
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010 - Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 12 Sep 201015 Sep 2010

Publication series

SeriesStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
NumberPART 1
Volume160
ISSN0926-9630

Conference

Conference13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010
Country/TerritorySouth Africa
CityCape Town
Period12/09/1015/09/10

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