Functional safety of health information technology.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/322569
Title:
Functional safety of health information technology.
Authors:
Chadwick, Liam; Fallon, Enda F; van der Putten, Wil J; Kirrane, Frank
Affiliation:
National University of Ireland, Ireland. liam.chadwick2@gmail.com
Citation:
Functional safety of health information technology. 2012, 18 (1):36-49 Health Informatics J
Journal:
Health informatics journal
Issue Date:
Mar-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/322569
DOI:
10.1177/1460458211432587
PubMed ID:
22447876
Additional Links:
http://jhi.sagepub.com/content/18/1/36.long
Abstract:
In an effort to improve patient safety and reduce adverse events, there has been a rapid growth in the utilisation of health information technology (HIT). However, little work has examined the safety of the HIT systems themselves, the methods used in their development or the potential errors they may introduce into existing systems. This article introduces the conventional safety-related systems development standard IEC 61508 to the medical domain. It is proposed that the techniques used in conventional safety-related systems development should be utilised by regulation bodies, healthcare organisations and HIT developers to provide an assurance of safety for HIT systems. In adopting the IEC 61508 methodology for HIT development and integration, inherent problems in the new systems can be identified and corrected during their development. Also, IEC 61508 should be used to develop a healthcare-specific standard to allow stakeholders to provide an assurance of a system's safety.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
PATIENT SAFETY
Local subject classification:
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
MeSH:
Delivery of Health Care; Medical Informatics; Safety Management
ISSN:
1741-2811

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorChadwick, Liamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Enda Fen_GB
dc.contributor.authorvan der Putten, Wil Jen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKirrane, Franken_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-08T09:24:04Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-08T09:24:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012-03-
dc.identifier.citationFunctional safety of health information technology. 2012, 18 (1):36-49 Health Informatics Jen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1741-2811-
dc.identifier.pmid22447876-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1460458211432587-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/322569-
dc.description.abstractIn an effort to improve patient safety and reduce adverse events, there has been a rapid growth in the utilisation of health information technology (HIT). However, little work has examined the safety of the HIT systems themselves, the methods used in their development or the potential errors they may introduce into existing systems. This article introduces the conventional safety-related systems development standard IEC 61508 to the medical domain. It is proposed that the techniques used in conventional safety-related systems development should be utilised by regulation bodies, healthcare organisations and HIT developers to provide an assurance of safety for HIT systems. In adopting the IEC 61508 methodology for HIT development and integration, inherent problems in the new systems can be identified and corrected during their development. Also, IEC 61508 should be used to develop a healthcare-specific standard to allow stakeholders to provide an assurance of a system's safety.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://jhi.sagepub.com/content/18/1/36.longen_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Health informatics journalen_GB
dc.subjectPATIENT SAFETYen_GB
dc.subject.meshDelivery of Health Care-
dc.subject.meshMedical Informatics-
dc.subject.meshSafety Management-
dc.subject.otherHEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYen_GB
dc.titleFunctional safety of health information technology.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentNational University of Ireland, Ireland. liam.chadwick2@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalHealth informatics journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceConnachten
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen

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