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Technology, including devices and computer-based software applications, is integral to the delivery of modern healthcare. This module reviews how technology impacts patient safety and focuses on:

  • what technologies are used in healthcare and how they are regulated;
  • how technology can improve patient safety;
  • the pitfalls associated with the use of technology in healthcare; and
  • how individuals and organizations can contribute to the successful implementation and use of technology to improve patient safety.

This module will teach you about:

  • the benefits and risks of technology;
  • how new technologies are regulated; and
  • strategies to improve technology use.

Learning Objectives include:

  • Identify benefits and risk factors with Health Information Technology

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This document was revised in September 2017.

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