Assessing Changing Risks in Healt Care

Jouko Heikkilä, Mervi Murtonen, Pia Oedewald, Teemu Reiman

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    Abstract

    In this presentation we argue that technological changes currently introduced into the health care sector in Finland pose a challenge for patient safety. New technology changes both the formal and informal practices of patient care and this raise the question: Do the technological changes in health care organizations create new vulnerabilities into the system? How can these be identified? Formal qualitative risk assessments aim to identify the relevant risks related to a specific target and to mitigate the risks to an acceptable level. They have been used in various industries but seldom in assessing patient safety risks. The presentation presents results from three case studies where the aim was to analyze patient safety risks of a change situation. The objective of this paper is to clarify the applicability of qualitative risk assessment for identifying risks associated with technological changes in health care.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    Event17th Nordic Research Conference on Safety, NoFS 2007 - Tampere, Finland
    Duration: 13 Jun 200715 Jun 2007

    Conference

    Conference17th Nordic Research Conference on Safety, NoFS 2007
    CountryFinland
    CityTampere
    Period13/06/0715/06/07

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    Patient Safety
    Delivery of Health Care
    Health Care Sector
    Finland
    Patient Care
    Industry
    Organizations
    Technology

    Keywords

    • patient safety
    • risk
    • health care
    • change
    • risk analysis
    • risk assessment

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    Heikkilä, J., Murtonen, M., Oedewald, P., & Reiman, T. (2007). Assessing Changing Risks in Healt Care. Paper presented at 17th Nordic Research Conference on Safety, NoFS 2007, Tampere, Finland.
    Heikkilä, Jouko ; Murtonen, Mervi ; Oedewald, Pia ; Reiman, Teemu. / Assessing Changing Risks in Healt Care. Paper presented at 17th Nordic Research Conference on Safety, NoFS 2007, Tampere, Finland.
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    Heikkilä, J, Murtonen, M, Oedewald, P & Reiman, T 2007, 'Assessing Changing Risks in Healt Care', Paper presented at 17th Nordic Research Conference on Safety, NoFS 2007, Tampere, Finland, 13/06/07 - 15/06/07.

    Assessing Changing Risks in Healt Care. / Heikkilä, Jouko; Murtonen, Mervi; Oedewald, Pia; Reiman, Teemu.

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