Patient safety problems from healthcare information technology in medical imaging

Timothy J Schultz, Natalie Hannaford, Catherine Mandel

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Health information technology (HIT) systems have been deployed extensively by healthcare organizations and promoted as a panacea to many of the challenges faced by medical imaging departments, particularly with respect to workflow, efficiency and diagnostic accuracy. This report describes how inadequate planning, integration, training and testing of HIT can impact on patient safety and result in patient harm.
Original languageEnglish
Article number20150107
Number of pages4
JournalBJR case reports
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Health information technology (HIT)
  • HIT systems
  • medical imaging
  • medical imaging departments
  • diagnostic accuracy
  • patient safety
  • patient harm
  • picture archiving systems (PACS)
  • Radiology Events Register (RaER)


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