Errors in remote healthcare system: Where, how and by whom?

Mehdi Hasan, Akira Fukuda, Rafiqul Islam Maruf, Fumihiko Yokota, Ashir Ahmed

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A medical error comes in many forms e.g. Medication error, Surgical error, Diagnostic error and System failure etc. The Prescription error is a major medication error. Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE) and Clinical Decision Support System (CDSS) have been developed and deployed by many hospitals to prevent medical errors. However, these tools are more applicable for hospitalized patients. In healthcare worker assisted remote healthcare systems, a healthcare worker interfaces with the patient and do medical measurement of health checkup items (for example, height, weight, Blood sugar etc.) and shares the data by using an android based application with the remote doctor. The doctor analyzes the data, consults with the patient and writes a prescription for the patient. In this overall process, each step has the room for making mistakes and eventually mistakes bring errors, either directly by a human (active error) or by the android application or hardware (latent error). This paper reports a flow chart for healthcare worker assisted remote healthcare systems, lists the point of errors and describe the potential causes of the errors.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTENCON 2017 - 2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509011339
Publication statusPublished - Dec 19 2017
Event2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2017 - Penang, Malaysia
Duration: Nov 5 2017Nov 8 2017

Publication series

NameIEEE Region 10 Annual International Conference, Proceedings/TENCON
ISSN (Print)2159-3442
ISSN (Electronic)2159-3450


Other2017 IEEE Region 10 Conference, TENCON 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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