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eHealth for Safety - Impact of ICT on Patient Safety and Risk Management

1 October 2013

How can ICT applications improve patient safety and risk management in healthcare? Based on both a review of tools in use and research on their use, the experts of this study (published 2007) show that eHealth can help prevent medical errors, initiate rapid responses to any event, and track events, should they occur, as well as provide feedback to learn from them.

The study concludes with recommendations for concrete steps in research and development to improve patient safety and risk management in healthcare, using ICT tools and services.