Understanding the context of patient safety through the lenses of three IMIA working groups

Craig E. Kuziemsky, Christian Nøhr, Elizabeth M. Borycki, Andre W. Kushniruk, Yalini Senathirajah

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Delivering safe patient centered care remains an important yet elusive goal across healthcare systems worldwide. The complexity of healthcare delivery and the unique contexts where it is delivered necessitates patient safety solutions that go beyond individual perspectives. This paper articulates the current state of patient safety research and HIT from the perspective of three International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA) working groups. Each WG will describe patient safety issues within their domain. We then integrate the three WG perspectives into an integrated model to support research, education and policy development for patient safety where HIT is concerned.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContext sensitive health informatics
Subtitle of host publicationmany places, many users, many contexts, many uses
EditorsElizabeth M. Borycki, Andre W. Kushniruk, Craig E. Kuziemsky, Christian Nøhr
Place of PublicationAmsterdam, Netherlands
PublisherIOS Press
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781614995746
ISBN (Print)9781614995739
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventContext Sensitive Health Informatics Conference, CSHI 2015 - Curitiba, Brazil
Duration: 15 Aug 201516 Aug 2015

Publication series

NameStudies in health technology and informatics
PublisherIOS Press
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365


OtherContext Sensitive Health Informatics Conference, CSHI 2015

Bibliographical note

Copyright the Author(s) and Publisher 2015. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.


  • Sociotechnical
  • human factors
  • patient safety
  • technology induced errors
  • context
  • health information technology


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