Safety of Health IT

Clinical Case Studies

  • Abha Agrawal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Farah Magrabi, Mei-sing Ong, Enrico Coiera
    Pages 11-23
  3. Errors Related to Various Types of Health Information Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Jan Horsky
      Pages 27-39
    3. Heleen van der Sijs
      Pages 41-54
    4. Olufunmilola Abraham, Loren J. Schleiden, Michelle A. Chui
      Pages 69-79
    5. JoAnne Phillips
      Pages 81-98
    6. Christine Jorm, Lucinda Roper
      Pages 99-115
  4. Health Information Technology Implementation Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Anupam Goel
      Pages 119-128
    3. Richard M. Frankel
      Pages 129-141
    4. Daniel Hyman, Lynn Voss
      Pages 143-152
    5. Carol J. Parker, Julia Adler-Milstein
      Pages 153-165
  5. Specialty Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Eric C. Ford, Michael G. Herman
      Pages 169-177
    3. S. Andrew Spooner
      Pages 179-189
  6. Organizational Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Sandeep S. Mangalmurti
      Pages 209-218
    3. Elizabeth M. Borycki, Andre Kushniruk
      Pages 219-228
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 253-257

About this book


This practical text provides an overview of the adverse consequences of health information technology (HIT) and its impact on patient safety. Specific cases of errors and risks related to various types of HIT are featured along with best practices for patient safety, workflows and organizational standards. The full impact of these challenges with meaningful solutions are openly examined. Written from a clinical perspective, healthcare professionals within multiple settings will find this timely book an invaluable resource to this essential and bourgeoning technology.


American Recovery Reinvestment bill (ARRA) CPOE, e-prescribing, software, privacy, security electronic health records (EHRs), health care delivery meaningful use patient safety, healthcare information technologies, HIT

Editors and affiliations

  • Abha Agrawal
    • 1
  1. 1.Med Officer & Operating OfficerNorweigan American HospitalChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-31121-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-31123-4
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