Patient Safety

Prevention of errors and adverse effects to patients associated with healthcare.

  • 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. […]

    A/Prof Trish Williams No responses 2 min read September 26, 2017
  • Improving Hospital Patient Flow:

    Authors: Clair Sullivan, Andrew Staib, Sankalp Khanna, Norm M Good, Justin Boyle, Rohan Cattell, Liam Heiniger, Bronwyn R Griffin, Anthony Jr Bell, James Lind and Ian A Scott What’s the research – Exploring the relationship between the Emergency Department Discharge timeliness and in-hospital mortality of patients to help define outcome-focussed Emergency Department performance targets. Why […]

    Dr Sankalp Khanna No responses 2 min read September 14, 2017
  • Healthcare quadrangle:

    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 […]

    Prof Elizabeth Manias No responses 3 min read August 4, 2017
  • 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 […]

    Dr Mi-Ok Kim No responses 2 min read August 2, 2017
  • EHRs: healthcare’s crystal ball

    Authors:Xiongcai Cai, Oscar Perez-Concha, Enrico Coiera, Fernando Martin-Sanchez, Richard Day, David Roffe, Blanca Gallego What’s the research – This study tested a model for estimating the daily probability that a hospitalized patient will remain in the hospital, be discharged, readmitted, or die, regardless of their medical condition. The model uses the results of each new […]

    Xiongcai Cai No responses 3 min read May 16, 2017