Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics

Vaughan Michell (University of Reading, UK), Deborah J. Rosenorn-Lanng (Royal Berkshire Hospital Foundation Trust Reading, UK), Stephen R. Gulliver (University of Reading, UK) and Wendy Currie (Audencia, Ecole de Management, Nantes, France)
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Release Date: September, 2013|Copyright: © 2014 |Pages: 486|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-4546-2
ISBN13: 9781466645462|ISBN10: 1466645466|EISBN13: 9781466645479
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Medical and health activities can greatly benefit from the effective use of health informatics. By capturing, processing, and disseminating information to the correct systems and processes, decision-making can be more successful and quality care and patient safety would see significant improvements.

The Handbook of Research on Patient Safety and Quality Care through Health Informatics highlights current research and trends from both professionals and researchers on health informatics as applied to the needs of patient safety and quality care. Bringing together theory and practical approaches for patient needs, this book is essential for educators and trainers at multiple experience levels in the fields of medicine and medical informatics.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis Tools
  • Health Enterprise Architectures
  • Health Policies
  • Human Factors
  • Mobile Telecoms
  • Patient Safety
  • Pervasive informatics

Reviews and Testimonials

Compiled in this handbook are 20 articles on the use and application of health informatics in patient safety and quality care. Researchers in information technology, informatics, healthcare, and other areas in Europe, North America, Singapore, Ghana, and Peru discuss human, process, technology, and information dimensions, as well as architecture, strategy, and policy. They address patient privacy, a model for identifying quality and safety factors related to near misses, deficiencies in non-technical skills that lead to medical error, and virtual learning environments as training and simulation tools to improve patient safety; measuring patient safety, workarounds in health services and their impact on safety and quality, errors as a result of human defects or poor system and procedure design, and issues caused by the ineffective use of clinical pathway knowledge.

– ProtoView Book Abstracts (formerly Book News, Inc.)

This book seeks to inspire dialogue and provoke thoughtful reflection about how healthcare informatics might support patient safety. It aims to offer tools and models readers may use to reflect upon current practice and build future policies and processes. [...] The book covers aspects of healthcare informatics systems that affect patient safety, including human factors, policies, procedures, devices, automation, culture, and environmental factors. It is best at examining different factors that influence decisions at the point of care and provoking thoughtful reflection in readers.

– Ericka Shandale Reynolds, BSN, MS, James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital, Doody's Book Reviews

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Vaughan Michell is an Informatics Lecturer and Business Technology Consulting Programme Director within the Informatics Research Centre at Henley Business School. He is an honorary Senior Lecturer in Health Informatics at the Royal Berkshire Hospital. He supervises 4 PhD students in health informatics and has produced papers covering health informatics & semiotics, patient safety, clinical pathways, medical device capability and cognition. Research interests focus on man-machine interaction: semiotics, affordance and human and machine capability, knowledge intensive processes and cognition, device design and invention. Vaughan has a BSc in mechanical engineering from UCL, an MBA from Warwick University and a D.Phil in Robotics Image Processing from Oxford University. Vaughan worked in process and systems design and change engineering as a 6 Sigma black belt at Vosper Thornycroft, Andersen Consulting, Dun and Bradstreet, Citibank, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and UBS where he started research in knowledge intensive processes. His specialist research areas are health informatics, knowledge intensive processes optimisation and design and innovation informatics related to business technology, and product and process design.
Debbie Rosenorn-Lanng is the Director of Simulation and Health Quality Improvement at The Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust (RBFT) (background as a Consultant Anaesthetist). She is a Visiting Professor in Health Informatics, Informatics Research Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading, where her main area of research is Human Factors. She is a Visiting Lecturer with Keele University working in Virtual Reality Simulation for Non-Technical Skills in Inter Professional Education.
Stephen Gulliver received a BEng. (Hons) degree in Microelectronics, an MSc. degree (Distributed Information Systems) and a PhD in 1999, 2001, and 2004 respectively. Stephen worked within the Human Factors Integration Defence Technology Centre (HFI DTC), before getting a job as a lecturer at Brunel University (2005-2008). Now, as a lecturer within the Informatics Research Centre (IRC), a core part of Henley Business School (Reading University), his personal research relates to the area of user and pervasive Informatics. Dr. Gulliver has published in a number of related fields, including: multimedia and information assimilation, usability, key performance indicators and user acceptance. Dr. Gulliver supervises research relating to topics including: VR information acquisition, extensible modelling frameworks, CRM and ERP acceptance, intelligent building systems, eye-tracking technologies and multimedia content personalisation.
Wendy Currie has research interests in sociological theories in information systems, IT-enabled transformation in healthcare, e-business models (service oriented architectures), and IT and compliance in financial services. She was previously a Professor in Information Systems at Brunel and Sheffield universities and served as the Principal Investigator of EPSRC and ESRC (Paccit/Link) funded research into e-business models and emerging technologies. Following that appointment, she was Head of Information Systems and Management Group at the Warwick Business School in the University of Warwick, Coventry, U.K. She is presently Professor in Systems Management and Strategy and Director of the International Policy and Technology Research Unit (IPTRU) in the Business School at the University of Greenwich, Queen Anne. She served as European, Middle East and Africa representative for the Association for Information Systems, and was joint Conference Chair for the International Conference on Information Systems held in Arizona in December 2009. She is currently serving on several editorial boards. Her research is published in the information systems and management journals and she works with several 'blue chip' companies on various research projects. She is currently working with the UK National Health Service and the Compliance Institute on ICT adoption and diffusion.