Identifying and characterizing system issues of health information technology in medical imaging as a basis for recommendations

Shafiqur Rahman Jabin, Tim Schultz, Farah Magrabi, Taryn Bessen, Peter Hibbert, William Runciman

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Abstract

Medical imaging health information technology systems, such as Radiology Information Systems and Picture Archiving and Communication Systems were introduced to improve efficiency. Although they have the potential to improve healthcare delivery and patient outcomes, when poorly designed, implemented or managed, they can pose substantial risks to patient safety and organizational efficiency, which may offset the intended benefits. This study used the method of thematic analysis, which provided information about system issues related to health information technology. System issues, including system error, system malfunction or failure, system design, system crash, system functionality, voice recognition technology, launching of new systems, and system integration accounted for 21% of the 436 HIT incidents. Even when these issues do not harm patients, they often cause delays, inconvenience, and inefficiencies. Obtaining the right system, proper and careful system implementation, and immediate back-up systems can improve the safety and quality of care in medical imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIST 2019 - IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781728138688
DOIs
Publication statusPublished or Issued - Dec 2019
Event2019 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, IST 2019 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 8 Dec 201910 Dec 2019

Publication series

NameIST 2019 - IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, Proceedings

Other

Other2019 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques, IST 2019
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi
Period8/12/1910/12/19

Keywords

  • health information technology
  • medical imaging
  • safety and quality
  • system error
  • system issues

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Media Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Instrumentation

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