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dc.contributor.authorChadwick, Liam
dc.contributor.authorFallon, Enda F.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Putten, Wil J.
dc.contributor.authorKirrane, Frank
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:02:58Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:02:58Z
dc.date.issued2012-03-01
dc.identifier.citationChadwick, Liam; Fallon, Enda F. van der Putten, Wil J.; Kirrane, Frank (2012). Functional safety of health information technology. Health Informatics Journal 18 (1), 36-49
dc.identifier.issn1460-4582,1741-2811
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/10734
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.
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.relation.ispartofHealth Informatics Journal
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Ireland
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/
dc.subjectfunctional safety
dc.subjecthealthcare standards
dc.subjecthealth information technology
dc.subjectsafety-integrity levels
dc.subjectsafety-related systems
dc.subjectphysician order entry
dc.subjectmedication errors
dc.subjectprescription errors
dc.subjectcare-unit
dc.subjectimplementation
dc.subjectsystems
dc.subjectorganizations
dc.subjectbenefits
dc.subjectevents
dc.subjectissues
dc.titleFunctional safety of health information technology
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1460458211432587
dc.local.publishedsourcehttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/322569
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