© 2016

Health Information Systems

Managing Clinical Risk


Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Risk and Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 3-22
    3. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 23-38
    4. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 39-46
    5. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 47-58
  3. The Causes of Risk in Health IT

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 61-79
    3. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 81-100
    4. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 101-117
  4. Getting Your Organisation Ready

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 121-139
    3. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 141-148
    4. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 149-153
  5. Undertaking a Clinical Risk Management Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 157-174
    3. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 175-181
    4. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 183-204
    5. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 205-218
    6. Adrian Stavert-Dobson
      Pages 219-232

About this book


This book provides practical guidance regarding the safe manufacture and implementation of health information technology (IT), consolidating what has been learnt in the industry over the last 10-15 years.

Healthcare professionals are increasingly reliant on IT to deliver care and inform their clinical decision making. Health IT provides enormous benefits in efficiency, communication and decision making. However a number of high-profile UK and US studies have concluded that when health IT is poorly designed or sub-optimally implemented, patient safety can be compromised. As a result, manufacturers and healthcare organizations are increasingly required to demonstrate that their health IT solutions are proactively assured.

Health Information Systems: Managing Clinical Risk provides essential supporting material to professionals involved in creating or implementing health IT and is the perfect companion for programme managers, clinicians, designers, risk managers, and IT staff.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.SheffieldUnited Kingdom

About the authors

Adrian Stavert-Dobson is a medical doctor, computer programmer and health informatician. He successfully developed his first eHealth solution aged just 18 and went on to study Medicine at the University of Leicester. His passion for technology took him from clinical practice in anesthetics to full-time Hhealth IT working with a number of innovative software suppliers in the UK and abroad.

A strong advocate for patient safety, Adrian has specialized in the management of clinical risk in Health IT systems. Working alongside professional safety engineers he has adapted techniques well-established in other safety critical industries to the healthcare domain.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Health Information Systems
  • Book Subtitle Managing Clinical Risk
  • Authors Adrian Stavert-Dobson
  • Series Title Health Informatics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Health Informatics(formerly:Computers in Health Care)
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-26610-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-79980-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-26612-1
  • Series ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-3741
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 305
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 6 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Health Informatics
    Health Informatics
    Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk
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Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
IT & Software