Health Informatics

Health Information Systems

Managing Clinical Risk

Authors: Stavert-Dobson, Adrian

  • Seamlessly brings together the disciplines of patient safety, health informatics and safety engineering in a simple and comprehensive text
  • Offers a practical and systematic method for identifying potential hazards in Health IT systems and presents options for how these risk can be mitigated
  • Demonstrates how residual risk can be justified by objectively developing a structured argument and presenting evidence in the form of a balanced safety case
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About this book

This is a practical book for health and IT professionals who need to ensure that patient safety is prioritized in the design and implementation of clinical information technology.

Healthcare professionals are increasingly reliant on information technology to deliver care and inform their clinical decision making. Health IT provides enormous benefits in efficiency, communication and decision making. However a number of high-profile UK and US studies have concluded that when Health IT is poorly designed or sub-optimally implemented then patient safety can be compromised.

Manufacturers and healthcare organizations are increasingly required to demonstrate that their Health IT solutions are proactively assured. Surprisingly the majority of systems are not subject to regulation so there is little in the way of practical guidance as to how risk management can be achieved. The book fills that gap.

The author, a doctor and IT professional, harnesses his two decades of experience to characterize the hazards that health technology can introduce. Risk can never be eliminated but by drawing on lessons from other safety-critical industries the book systematically sets out how clinical risk can be strategically controlled. The book proposes the employment of a Safety Case to articulate and justify residual risk so that not only is risk proactively managed but it is seen to be managed. These simple techniques drive product quality and allow a technology’s benefits to be realized without compromising patient safety.

About the authors

Adrian Stavert-Dobson is a medical doctor, computer programmer and health informatician. He successfully developed his first eHealth solution aged just 18 and went on to study Medicine at the University of Leicester. His passion for technology took him from clinical practice in anesthetics to full-time Hhealth IT working with a number of innovative software suppliers in the UK and abroad.

A strong advocate for patient safety, Adrian has specialized in the management of clinical risk in Health IT systems. Working alongside professional safety engineers he has adapted techniques well-established in other safety critical industries to the healthcare domain.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stavert-Dobson, Adrian

    Pages 3-22

  • Risk and Risk Management

    Stavert-Dobson, Adrian

    Pages 23-38

  • Acceptability and Ownership of Risk

    Stavert-Dobson, Adrian

    Pages 39-46

  • Standards and Quality Management in Health IT

    Stavert-Dobson, Adrian

    Pages 47-58

  • Safety and the Operating Environment

    Stavert-Dobson, Adrian

    Pages 61-79

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26612-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-26610-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Health Information Systems
Book Subtitle
Managing Clinical Risk
Authors
Series Title
Health Informatics
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-26612-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-26612-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-26610-7
Series ISSN
1431-1917
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 305
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
Topics