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Associations between double-checking and medication administration errors: a direct observational study of paediatric inpatients.

Johanna I Westbrook, Ling Li, Magdalena Z Raban, Amanda Woods, Alain K Koyama, Melissa Therese Baysari, Richard O Day, Cheryl McCullagh, Mirela Prgomet, Virginia Mumford, Luciano Dalla-Pozza, Madlen Gazarian, Peter J Gates, Valentina Lichtner, Peter Barclay, Alan Gardo, Mark Wiggins, Leslie White,

BACKGROUND:Double-checking the administration of medications has been standard practice in paediatric hospitals around the world for decades. While the practice is widespread, evidence of its effectiveness in reducing errors or harm is scarce. OBJECTIVES:To measure the association between double-checking, and the occurrence and potential severity of medication administration errors (MAEs); ... Read more >>

BMJ Qual Saf (BMJ quality & safety)
[2020, :]

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The efficiency-thoroughness trade-off after implementation of electronic medication management: a qualitative study in pediatric oncology.

Melissa T Baysari, Bethany A Van Dort, Mirela Prgomet, Wu Yi Zheng, Magdalena Z Raban, Luciano Dalla-Pozza, Cheryl McCullagh, Johanna Westbrook,

OBJECTIVE:The efficiency-thoroughness trade-off (ETTO) principle proposes that people and organisations are often required to make a trade-off between being efficient and being thorough, as it is difficult to be both efficient and thorough at the same time. This study aimed to compare pre-EMM expectations of how an EMMS is likely ... Read more >>

Int J Qual Health Care (International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care)
[2020, :]

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The 'Back Office' of a Dispensing Cabinet: Technology and Work Contributing to Medication Safety.

Valentina Lichtner, Mirela Prgomet, Bryony Dean Franklin, Johanna I Westbrook,

Automated dispensing cabinets in clinical wards may contribute to improving safety by reducing the likelihood of medications not being available when needed. However, achieving this safety benefit is dependent on a 'back office' sociotechnical infrastructure that combines semi-automated processes with mindful, resilient work practices. ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2020, 270:1405-1406]

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Fit Between Individuals, Tasks, Technology, and Environment (FITTE) Framework: A Proposed Extension of FITT to Evaluate and Optimise Health Information Technology Use.

Mirela Prgomet, Andrew Georgiou, Joanne Callen, Johanna Westbrook,

Evaluating and optimising 'fit' between technology and clinical work is critical to ensure the intended benefits of technology implementations are achieved. Using a mixed method approach (structured observation, interviews, field notes) we collected data regarding users, tasks, technology, and factors impeding technology use from a sample of 38 clinicians on ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2019, 264:744-748]

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The impact of electronic meal ordering systems on hospital and patient outcomes: A systematic review.

Mirela Prgomet, Julie Li, Ling Li, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook,

BACKGROUND:Malnutrition is a serious clinical issue associated with adverse patient and hospital outcomes. Hospitals need to consider interventions that support the provision of optimal nutritional management and care for patients. Electronic meal ordering (EMO) systems provide an alternative to traditional paper-based meal ordering with the capacity to support appropriate orders, ... Read more >>

Int J Med Inform (International journal of medical informatics)
[2019, 129:275-284]

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A cross-country time and motion study to measure the impact of electronic medication management systems on the work of hospital pharmacists in Australia and England.

Johanna I Westbrook, Ling Li, Sonal Shah, Elin C Lehnbom, Mirela Prgomet, Behnaz Schofield, Kathrin Cresswell, Ann Slee, Jamie J Coleman, Lucy McCloughan, Aziz Sheikh,

BACKGROUND:Qualitative studies have provided important insights into how hospital pharmacists' work changes when electronic medication management (EMM) systems are introduced. Quantitative studies of work practice change are rare. Despite the use of EMM systems internationally, there are no cross-country comparative studies of their impact on health professionals' work. We aimed ... Read more >>

Int J Med Inform (International journal of medical informatics)
[2019, 129:253-259]

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E-health: Developing trust, confidence, quality and sustainability.

Andrew Georgiou, Mirela Prgomet,

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2019, 48(2):59-61]

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Implementing Information and Communication Technology to Support Community Aged Care Service Integration: Lessons from an Australian Aged Care Provider.

Heather E Douglas, Andrew Georgiou, Amina Tariq, Mirela Prgomet, Andrew Warland, Pauline Armour, Johanna I Westbrook,

INTRODUCTION:There is limited evidence of the benefits of information and communication technology (ICT) to support integrated aged care services. OBJECTIVES:We undertook a case study to describe carelink+, a centralised client service management ICT system implemented by a large aged and community care service provider, Uniting. We sought to explicate the ... Read more >>

Int J Integr Care (International journal of integrated care)
[2017, 17(1):9]

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Impact of commercial computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) on medication errors, length of stay, and mortality in intensive care units: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Mirela Prgomet, Ling Li, Zahra Niazkhani, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook,

To conduct a systematic review and meta-analysis of the impact of commercial computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support systems (CDSSs) on medication errors, length of stay (LOS), and mortality in intensive care units (ICUs).We searched for English-language literature published between January 2000 and January 2016 using Medline, ... Read more >>

J Am Med Inform Assoc (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA)
[2017, 24(2):413-422]

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A work observation study of nuclear medicine technologists: interruptions, resilience and implications for patient safety.

George Larcos, Mirela Prgomet, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna Westbrook,

Errors by nuclear medicine technologists during the preparation of radiopharmaceuticals or at other times can cause patient harm and may reflect the impact of interruptions, busy work environments and deficient systems or processes. We aimed to: (a) characterise the rate and nature of interruptions technologists experience and (b) identify strategies ... Read more >>

BMJ Qual Saf (BMJ quality & safety)
[2017, 26(6):466-474]

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Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice: A Time and Motion Study in 4 Specialties.

Christine Sinsky, Lacey Colligan, Ling Li, Mirela Prgomet, Sam Reynolds, Lindsey Goeders, Johanna Westbrook, Michael Tutty, George Blike,

Little is known about how physician time is allocated in ambulatory care.To describe how physician time is spent in ambulatory practice.Quantitative direct observational time and motion study (during office hours) and self-reported diary (after hours).U.S. ambulatory care in 4 specialties in 4 states (Illinois, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Washington).57 U.S. ... Read more >>

Ann. Intern. Med. (Annals of internal medicine)
[2016, 165(11):753-760]

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Vital signs monitoring on general wards: clinical staff perceptions of current practices and the planned introduction of continuous monitoring technology.

Mirela Prgomet, Magnolia Cardona-Morrell, Margaret Nicholson, Rebecca Lake, Janet Long, Johanna Westbrook, Jeffrey Braithwaite, Ken Hillman,

Early detection of patient deterioration and prevention of adverse events are key challenges to patient safety. This study investigated clinical staff perceptions of current monitoring practices and the planned introduction of continuous monitoring devices on general wards.Multi-method study comprising structured surveys, in-depth interviews and device trial with log book feedback.Two ... Read more >>

Int J Qual Health Care (International journal for quality in health care : journal of the International Society for Quality in Health Care)
[2016, 28(4):515-521]

Cited: 7 times

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Little Things Matter: A Time and Motion Study of Pharmacists' Activities in a Paediatric Hospital.

Elin C Lehnbom, Ling Li, Mirela Prgomet, Wing Y Lam, Johanna I Westbrook,

How healthcare providers distribute their time can impact on the quality and safety of care delivered, and this has been widely studied in hospitals providing care to adult patients. Children are different to adults and the workflow of healthcare providers in paediatric settings is largely unknown. The aim of this ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2016, 227:80-86]

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The impact of clinical leadership on health information technology adoption: systematic review.

Tor Ingebrigtsen, Andrew Georgiou, Robyn Clay-Williams, Farah Magrabi, Antonia Hordern, Mirela Prgomet, Julie Li, Johanna Westbrook, Jeffrey Braithwaite,

PURPOSE: To conduct a systematic review to examine evidence of associations between clinical leadership and successful information technology (IT) adoption in healthcare organisations. METHODS: We searched Medline, Embase, Cinahl, and Business Source Premier for articles published between January 2000 to May 2013 with keywords and subject terms related to: (1) ... Read more >>

Int J Med Inform (International journal of medical informatics)
[2014, 83(6):393-405]

Cited: 25 times

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The effect of computerized provider order entry systems on clinical care and work processes in emergency departments: a systematic review of the quantitative literature.

Andrew Georgiou, Mirela Prgomet, Richard Paoloni, Nerida Creswick, Antonia Hordern, Scott Walter, Johanna Westbrook,

STUDY OBJECTIVE: We undertake a systematic review of the quantitative literature related to the effect of computerized provider order entry systems in the emergency department (ED). METHODS: We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, Inspec, CINAHL, and CPOE.org for English-language studies published between January 1990 and May 2011. RESULTS: We identified 1,063 articles, ... Read more >>

Ann Emerg Med (Annals of emergency medicine)
[2013, 61(6):644-653.e16]

Cited: 32 times

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Response to Catherine Pettiford.

Antonia Hordern, Andrew Georgiou, Sue Whetton, Mirela Prgomet,

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2012, 41(1):36]

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What do physicians tell laboratories when requesting tests? A multi-method examination of information supplied to the microbiology laboratory before and after the introduction of electronic ordering.

Andrew Georgiou, Mirela Prgomet, George Toouli, Joanne Callen, Johanna Westbrook,

BACKGROUND: The provision of relevant clinical information on pathology requests is an important part of facilitating appropriate laboratory utilization and accurate results interpretation and reporting. PURPOSE: (1) To determine the quantity and importance of handwritten clinical information provided by physicians to the Microbiology Department of a hospital pathology service; and ... Read more >>

Int J Med Inform (International journal of medical informatics)
[2011, 80(9):646-654]

Cited: 4 times

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The impact of computerized provider order entry systems on medical-imaging services: a systematic review.

Andrew Georgiou, Mirela Prgomet, Andrew Markewycz, Edwina Adams, Johanna I Westbrook,

BACKGROUND: Computerized provider order entry (CPOE) systems have been strongly promoted as a means to improve the quality and efficiency of healthcare. METHODS: This systematic review aimed to assess the evidence of the impact of CPOE on medical-imaging services and patient outcomes. RESULTS: Fourteen studies met the inclusion criteria, most ... Read more >>

J Am Med Inform Assoc (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA)
[2011, 18(3):335-340]

Cited: 22 times

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Consumer e-health: an overview of research evidence and implications for future policy.

Antonia Hordern, Andrew Georgiou, Sue Whetton, Mirela Prgomet,

Consumer e-health is rapidly becoming a fundamental component of healthcare. However, to date only provisional steps have been taken to increase our understanding of how consumers engage with e-health. This study, an interpretive review, assessed the evidence about consumer use of e-health and identified five categories that encompass consumer e-health: ... Read more >>

Health Inf Manag (Health information management : journal of the Health Information Management Association of Australia)
[2011, 40(2):6-14]

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A qualitative analysis of Emergency Department physicians' practices and perceptions in relation to test result follow-up.

Joanne Callen, Andrew Georgiou, Mirela Prgomet, Richard Paoloni, Johanna Westbrook,

Follow-up of abnormal test results for discharged Emergency Department (ED) patients is a critical safety issue. This study aimed to explore ED physicians' perceptions, practices, and suggestions for improvements of test result follow-up when using an electronic provider order entry system to order all laboratory and radiology tests and view ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2010, 160(Pt 2):1241-1245]

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The impact of mobile handheld technology on hospital physicians' work practices and patient care: a systematic review.

Mirela Prgomet, Andrew Georgiou, Johanna I Westbrook,

The substantial growth in mobile handheld technologies has heralded the opportunity to provide physicians with access to information, resources, and people at the right time and place. But is this technology delivering the benefits to workflow and patient care promised by increased mobility? The authors conducted a systematic review to ... Read more >>

J Am Med Inform Assoc (Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA)
[2009, 16(6):792-801]

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Mobile and fixed computer use by doctors and nurses on hospital wards: multi-method study on the relationships between clinician role, clinical task, and device choice.

Pia Andersen, Anne-Mette Lindgaard, Mirela Prgomet, Nerida Creswick, Johanna I Westbrook,

BACKGROUND: Selecting the right mix of stationary and mobile computing devices is a significant challenge for system planners and implementers. There is very limited research evidence upon which to base such decisions. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to investigate the relationships between clinician role, clinical task, and selection of a computer hardware ... Read more >>

J. Med. Internet Res. (Journal of medical Internet research)
[2009, 11(3):e32]

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Emergency department use in a rural Australian setting: are the factors prompting attendance appropriate?

Joanne L Callen, Leanne Blundell, Mirela Prgomet,

Increases in attendance rates at emergency departments (EDs) have prompted concerns regarding inappropriate utilisation. Factors instigating patient ED attendance were examined using a cross sectional survey of 522 patients presenting to the ED of a rural hospital in Australia, during a 1-week period. The results highlighted the importance of the ... Read more >>

Aust Health Rev (Australian health review : a publication of the Australian Hospital Association)
[2008, 32(4):710-720]

Cited: 17 times

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Information and communication processes in the microbiology laboratory--implications for computerised provider order entry.

Andrew Georgiou, Joanne Callen, Johanna Westbrook, Mirela Prgomet, George Toouli,

The aim of this multi-method study based at a microbiology department in a major Sydney metropolitan teaching hospital was to: i) identify the role that information and communication processes play in a paper-based test request system, and ii) examine how these processes may affect the implementation and design of Computerised ... Read more >>

Stud Health Technol Inform (Studies in health technology and informatics)
[2007, 129(Pt 2):943-947]

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