A Comparison of Two Principal Systems for Monitoring of Technology-Induced Errors in Electronic Health Records
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CitationPalojoki S. Borycki EM. Kushniruk AW. Saranto K. (2017). A Comparison of Two Principal Systems for Monitoring of Technology-Induced Errors in Electronic Health Records. MEDINFO 2017: Precision Healthcare through Informatics, 245, 1108-1112. 10.3233/978-1-61499-830-3-1108.
Current methods for monitoring harm caused by health information technology (HIT) are minimal, even if there are known risks associated with the use of HIT. Monitoring is predominantly based on voluntary reporting using generic patient safety adverse events reporting systems. Another important means for monitoring technology-induced errors is a health authority reporting system. International oversight systems have medical devices´ related software´s adverse event and failure reporting models, but these systems differ due to differencies in the legislation. The protocol for this study included an electronic database literature search and the eliciting of information for study purposes from the literature. The purpose is to provide a scoping review focused on two types of systems and provide implications for monitoring technologyinduced errors in the future. The analysis revealed not only differences, but also similarities between these systems which raises the question of these systems´ effectiviness due to overlapping goals in collecting data.