Chair: (2019 – 2023)
Dr. Elizabeth Borycki
Assistant Professor School of Health Information Science
Director, Social Dimensions of Health Program, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
Director, Health and Society Program, Office of Interdisciplinary Studies
Professor, School of Health Information Science
University of Victoria

Goals of the Working Group
The working group will focus on the following areas where health information systems are concerned:

  1.  Identifying and documenting how health information systems and their associated devices can best be designed, implemented and applied to improve patient safety (e.g. developing usable, integrated workflow solutions that are safe),
  2.  Identifying and documenting software safety issues involving health information systems (e.g. physician order entry, electronic documentation, decision support tools) and their associated devices,
  3. Discussing, developing and promoting methodologies that improve patient safety using health information systems and their associated devices.
  4. Discussing, developing and promoting methodologies that prevent the occurrence of safety issues involving health information systems and their associated devices,
  5. Educating health informatics professionals, health professionals, health care administrators and policy makers about: (a) how health information systems and medical devices can improve patient safety, and (b) the solutions that can be employed to prevent the occurrence of technology-induced errors involving software and medical devices,
  6. Collecting, analyzing and disseminating research results about health information systems and medical devices that improve safety as well as those that have been found to inadvertently decrease safety.

Annual Report

June 2020 – 2021
June 2017 – 2018