Kim MO, Coiera E, Magrabi F. Problems with health information technology and their effects on care delivery and patient outcomes: a systematic review. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017; 24(2):246-50.

Objective: To systematically review studies reporting problems with information technology (IT) in health care and their effects on care delivery and patient outcomes. Materials and methods: We searched bibliographic databases including Scopus, PubMed, and Science Citation Index Expanded from January 2004 to December 2015 for studies reporting problems with IT and their effects. A framework

Laranjo L, Lau AYS, Martin P, Tong HL, Coiera E. Use of a mobile social networking intervention for weight management: a mixed-methods study protocol [Abstract]. BMJ Open. 2017; 7(7):e016665.

Introduction: Obesity and physical inactivity are major societal challenges and significant contributors to the global burden of disease and healthcare costs. Information and communication technologies are increasingly being used in interventions to promote behaviour change in diet and physical activity. In particular, social networking platforms seem promising for the delivery of weight control interventions. We

O’Neil A, Cocker F, Rarau P, Baptista S, Cassimatis M, Barr Taylor C, Lau AY, Kanuri N, Oldenburg B. Using digital interventions to improve the cardiometabolic health of populations: a meta-review of reporting quality. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017; 24(4):867-79.

Objectives. We conducted a meta-review to determine the reporting quality of user-centered digital interventions for the prevention and management of cardiometabolic conditions. Materials and Methods. Using predetermined inclusion criteria, systematic reviews published between 2010 and 2015 were identified from 3 databases. To assess whether current evidence is sufficient to inform wider uptake and implementation of

Wang Y, Coiera E, Runciman WB, Magrabi F. Using multiclass classification to automate the identification of patient safety incident reports by type and severity. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2017; (Accepted 7 June 2017).

Background Approximately 10% of admissions to acute-care hospitals are associated with an adverse event. Analysis of incident reports helps to understand how and why incidents occur and can inform policy and practice for safer care. Unfortunately our capacity to monitor and respond to incident reports in a timely manner is limited by the sheer volumes

Lau A, Piper K, Bokor D, Martin P, Lau VSL, Coiera E. Challenges during implementation of a patient-facing mobile app for surgical rehabilitation [Preprint}. JMIR Human Factors. 2017.

Background Translating research into practice, especially the implementation of digital health technologies in routine care, is increasingly important. Yet, there are few studies examining the challenges of implementing patient-facing digital technologies in health care settings. Objective The aim of this study was to report challenges experienced when implementing mobile apps for patients to support their

Hodgson T, Magrabi F, Coiera E. Efficiency and safety of speech recognition for documentation in the electronic health record. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017; 24(6):1127-33.

Objective To compare the efficiency and safety of using speech recognition (SR) assisted clinical documentation within an electronic health record (EHR) system with use of keyboard and mouse (KBM). Methods Thirty-five emergency department clinicians undertook randomly allocated clinical documentation tasks using KBM or SR on a commercial EHR system. Tasks were simple or complex, and

Bowden T, Coiera E. The role and benefits of accessing primary care patient records during unscheduled care: a systematic review. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making. 2017; 17(1):138.

Background The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of accessing primary care records on unscheduled care. Unscheduled care is typically delivered in hospital Emergency Departments. Studies published to December 2014 reporting on primary care record access during unscheduled care were retrieved. Results Twenty-two articles met inclusion criteria from a pool of 192.

Coiera E, Magrabi F, Talmon J. Engineering technology resilience through informatics safety science [Editorial]. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 2017; 24(2):244-5.

With every year that passes, our relationship to information technology becomes more complex, and our dependence deeper. Technology is our great ally, promising greater efficiency and productivity. It also promises greater safety for our patients. However, this relationship with technology can sometimes be a brittle one. We can quickly cross a safety gap from a

Coorey GM, Neubeck L, Usherwood T, Peiris D, Parker S, Lau AY, Chow C, Panaretto K, Harris M, Zwar N. Implementation of a consumer-focused eHealth intervention for people with moderate-to-high cardiovascular disease risk: protocol for a mixed-methods process evaluation. BMJ Open. 2017; 7(1):e014353.

Introduction Technology-mediated strategies have potential to engage patients in modifying unhealthy behaviour and improving medication adherence to reduce morbidity and mortality from cardiovascular disease (CVD). Furthermore, electronic tools offer a medium by which consumers can more actively navigate personal healthcare information. Understanding how, why and among whom such strategies have an effect can help determine the

Lyell D, Magrabi F, Raban MZ, Pont LG, Baysari MT, Day RO, Coiera E: Automation bias in electronic prescribing. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2017, 17(1):28.

BACKGROUND: Clinical decision support (CDS) in e-prescribing can improve safety by alerting potential errors, but introduces new sources of risk. Automation bias (AB) occurs when users over-rely on CDS, reducing vigilance in information seeking and processing. Evidence of AB has been found in other clinical tasks, but has not yet been tested with e-prescribing. This