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Title Patient safety informatics : adverse drug events, human factors, and IT tools for patient medication safety / edited by Vassilis Koutkias [and others].
Imprint Amsterdam : IOS Press, ©2011.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 274 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in health technology and informatics, 0926-9630 ; v. 166
Studies in health technology and informatics ; v. 166. 0926-9630
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Medical informatics -- Congresses.
Drugs -- Prescribing -- Safety measures -- Congresses.
Drugs -- Toxicology -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions -- prevention & control.
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions.
Hospital Information Systems.
Safety Management.
Medical Informatics.
Medical Informatics.
Genre Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Contents Title page; Preface; Contents; Part A. Keynote Papers on Patient Safety Informatics; Part B. Invited Papers on Patient Safety Informatics; Part C. Designing IT Systems for Patient Safety; Part D. Methods and Technologies for Developing Patient Safety Systems; Part E. Novel Applications of Patient Safety Informatics; Part F. Validation and Impact Assessment of Patient Safety Informatics Approaches; Subject Index; Author Index.
Summary Improving patient safety and the quality of healthcare poses many challenges, and information technology (IT) can support the measures necessary to address these. Unfortunately, the risk of adverse drug events (ADEs) rises alongside the increasing sophistication of the health IT systems incorporated into hospital environments. These pose a risk to the safety of patients and incur considerable extra healthcare costs. Approaches introduced to eliminate ADEs raise a number of concerns, not least that the successful transferability and use of such tools into real clinical settings is only possible.
Other Author Koutkias, Vassilis.
IOS Press.
Other Title Print version: Patient safety informatics. Amsterdam : IOS Press, ©2011 9781607507390