Medical Devices in Cyberland: a risky adventure!
Authors: Patricia AH Williams, Andrew J Woodward What’s the research – Connecting medical devices to computer networks has introduced new challenges in protecting them against cyber-attacks. This study takes a holistic view into the medical devices operational environment, discusses the contributing factors to their insecurities, the available solutions, and offers recommendations for their future development. […]
Authors:Elizabeth Manias, Kathleen Gray, Nilmini Wickramasinghe What’s the research – If healthcare was compared to a team sport, we would find four key players: the patient; family, health professional and a new player, technology. The addition of the new technology player has really changed the dynamics of the healthcare game. There is so much investment […]
IT problems have many personas
Authors:Mi-Ok Kim, Enrico Coiera, Farah Magrabi What’s the research – This research examined all studies published from January 2004 – December 2015 that reported, amongst other things, problems affecting usability, decision-making, care processes and patient outcomes when using electronic medical record systems. Why it’s important – With current investment in information technology in healthcare across […]
IT and Clinicians mix like oil and water
Authors:Enrico Coiera What’s the research – Using computers and other devices in healthcare has helped us work faster, improve memory recall and take away the repetitive record-keeping tasks. In embracing technology we did not think we would be making new and sometimes serious errors causing patient harm. Understanding the interplay between people, clinical workflow and […]