Ensuring the safety of health information systems: using heuristics for patient safety.

@article{Carvalho2009EnsuringTS,
  title={Ensuring the safety of health information systems: using heuristics for patient safety.},
  author={Christopher Carvalho and Elizabeth M. Borycki and Andre Kushniruk},
  journal={Healthcare quarterly},
  year={2009},
  volume={12 Spec No Patient},
  pages={
          49-54
        }
}
Health information systems (HISs) are typically seen as a mechanism for reducing medical errors. However, there is evidence to suggest that technology can facilitate or induce medical errors. Therefore, it is crucial that we fully test systems prior to their implementation in real-world settings. Presently, evidence-based evaluation heuristics that are specific to HISs do not exist for assessing aspects of interface design that may facilitate errors. A three-phase study was conducted to… CONTINUE READING

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