One of the fundamental reasons for CDS implementation is to improve patient safety by eliminating errors and increasing adherence to evidence-based standards. In this section, we delve deeper into the critical area of patient safety.
It has become abundantly clear that the following issues are a new reality to healthcare:
• Patient safety must be considered a critical system property of any HIT solution.
• To generate the greatest benefits and lowest risk associated with healthcare information technology solutions, they must be considered as part of a socio-technical system, and human performance dynamics are core to optimizing safety and performance.
• Safe care, in fact great care, exists at the intersection ...