Health Systems Research Seminar Series presents: ''Addressing the Unintended Consequences of Health Information Systems''

Friday, April 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Joan Ash, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair
School of Medecine
Oregon Health and Science University

Friday, April 22, 2016
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Telfer School of Management
Desmarais Building
DMS 7170
55 Laurier Avenue East
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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About the presentation

This presentation will cover the unintended consequences of health information systems (HIS) in general, the patient safety risks of HIS, and how to prevent or mitigate these unintended consequences and minimize safety risks.

About the speaker

Joan S. Ash, PhD, MLS, MS, MBA is Professor and Vice-Chair, Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland, OR.  She holds master’s degrees in library science, health science, and business administration and a PhD in Systems Science.  She has served on the Boards of Directors of the American Medical Informatics Association, the Medical Library Association, on the National Library of Medicine’s Biomedical Library and Informatics Review Committee, as chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors for the Lister Hill National Center for Biomedical Communications of NLM, and on two Office of the National Coordinator for HIT (ONC) Advisory Committee work groups.  She is an elected fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. 

Her research has as its focus behavioral and social issues related to implementing clinical information systems, specifically computerized provider order entry (CPOE) and clinical decision support (CDS), and the use of qualitative methods for conducting such studies.Dr. Ash has lead a team of researchers which has conducted national surveys of CPOE use and its unintended consequences and fieldwork in 25 organizations to investigate success factors and unintended consequences related to CPOE and CDS. More recently, the team has conducted fieldwork to investigate the safety of electronic health records.


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