Healthcare IT doesn’t guarantee safety

Dr Norman Swan, of Radio National’s The Health Report, interviewed Associate Professor Farah Magrabi, who won a Sax Institute Research Action Award for her internationally leading work on IT safety. Associate Professor Magrabi has sought to shed more light on the poorly understood area of patient safety risk posed by e-health systems. From her world-first analysis of IT safety incidents, she developed a new classification system for e-health risks which has become the de facto international standard for analysing IT safety incidents.

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