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An evaluation of clinician's view on electronic pathology reporting sign off and patient safety

Citation

Yee, KC, An evaluation of clinician's view on electronic pathology reporting sign off and patient safety, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 188 pp. 162-167. ISSN 0926-9630 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2013 The authors and IOS Press

DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-266-0-162

Abstract

Pathology services form an important part of modern medical care. Clinicians often request for pathology services and utilise the results to make a diagnosis and to derive a management plan for patients. The rapid availability and acknowledgement of pathology results are essential for safe patient care. This paper describes the evaluation of clinician's view on electronic pathology sign off system. The research found that clinicians were willing to use electronic pathology sign off system. The utilisation of online demonstration as the educational tool was adequate for clinicians to feel comfortable using the system. The electronic pathology sign off system, however, created significant workflow challenges. This was mainly due to clinician's trust and reliant of the healthcare system to follow up pathology results. Electronic pathology sign off system has the potential to ensure better personal responsibility and accountability towards utilisation of pathology service. This could lead to safer patient care

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:safety, pathology acknowledgement, pathology informatics
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health Information Systems (incl. Surveillance)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health and Support Services not elsewhere classified
Author:Yee, KC (Dr Kwang Yee)
ID Code:85823
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Medicine (Discipline)
Deposited On:2013-08-08
Last Modified:2017-11-06
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