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Improving Safety in Medical Devices from Concept to Retirement [chapter]

Martin McHugh, Fergal McCaffery, Silvana Togneri MacMahon, Anita Finnegan
2013 Handbook of Medical and Healthcare Technologies  
It covers the entire life cycle of systems development from concept straight through to retirement and also including acquisition and supply processes.  ...  or (2) "a software accessory to a medical device either accepts data from the user and modifies it for input to a medical device, or takes the data from a medical device modifies it for presentation to  ...  While Medi SPICE is under development to respond to the needs of the medical device software industry an emerging area causing concerns regarding medical device safety, is the connecting of medical device  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-8495-0_21 fatcat:wmcyzec63bf67ekreddt6xh3mu

Medical Devices and Patient Safety

Saleh S Altayyar
2016 Journal of Analytical & Pharmaceutical Research  
Medical devices are regulated throughout their life span from conception and development to disposal.  ...  There is significant risk to staff and patients from use and/or misuse of medical devices.  ...  A medical device should be regulated throughout its life cycle i.e. conception and development to retirement and disposal ( Figure 2 ) [6] .  ... 
doi:10.15406/japlr.2016.02.00034 fatcat:gqugjf2kergi3fs3dx52cgzpgi

The Second David M Lawrence, MD, Chairman's Patient Safety Award

Arthur L Klatsky
2005 The Permanente Journal  
When he retired, the Board of Directors established the Chairman's Patient Safety Awards. The objective was to recognize projects that advance the quality of care by improving the safety of care.  ...  The double entendre in the motto of the Kaiser Sand and Gravel Company may be specific to that company but is transferable to other endeavors, including improvements in our medical practice.  ... 
pmid:21660156 pmcid:PMC3104825 fatcat:laagl2yxmjaefhosijvzol4mg4

Enhanced hospital-wide communication and interaction by team training to improve patient safety

Tatsuya Fukami, Masakazu Uemura, Mineko Terai, Yoshimasa Nagao
2020 Nagoya journal of medical science  
The current study aimed to improve hospital-wide employee teamwork and reduce adverse medical events for patients arising from miscommunication.  ...  In our hospital, when patient safety incidents and accidents occur, staff from various occupations submit incident reports to the Department of Patient Safety via an electronic reporting system; over 11,000  ...  None of the authors has any conflicts of interest to declare in relation to this work.  ... 
doi:10.18999/nagjms.82.4.697 pmid:33311800 pmcid:PMC7719449 fatcat:o3uiivzyabeppkw26kdemhypqa

From the Editor's Desk

Clif Ericson
2015 Journal of System Safety  
How far does the system safety concept extend?  ...  Does system safety apply only to autos, trains, aircraft and weapon systems, or does it also apply to other types of systems, such as the ecosystem and the food chain system?  ...  From the Editor's Desk... human-factor analysis, such as in environments where people interact with these devices repetitively or in high-pressure situations.  ... 
doi:10.56094/jss.v51i1.163 fatcat:wtte5lulmzbc3hvn5qyj3mjnw4

Older adults' attitudes towards and perceptions of 'smart home' technologies: a pilot study

George Demiris, Marilyn J Rantz, Myra A Aud, Karen D Marek, Harry W Tyrer, Marjorie Skubic, Ali A Hussam
2004 Medical informatics and the Internet in medicine (Print)  
Primary objective: The study aim is to explore the perceptions and expectations of seniors in regard to 'smart home' technology installed and operated in their homes with the purpose of improving their  ...  impairments, improving mobility, reducing isolation, managing medications, and monitoring of physiological parameters.  ...  However, it is noted that the sample for this study was recruited from a population of retired well-educated older adults from the upper middle-class income bracket.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14639230410001684387 pmid:15370989 fatcat:dyyna4gosbecfazykmewtfr4qi

Capturing Essential Information to Achieve Safe Interoperability

Sandy Weininger, Michael B. Jaffe, Tracy Rausch, Julian M. Goldman
2017 Anesthesia and Analgesia  
Key user (clinician and clinical engineer) needs and system requirements can be derived from this information, therefore a improving the communication from clinicians to medical device and information  ...  In this article we describe the role of "clinical scenario" information to assure the safety of interoperable systems, as well as the system's ability to deliver the requisite clinical functionality to  ...  Errors can stem from the incorrect use of the devices, which are often in need of improved human-centered design.  ... 
doi:10.1213/ane.0000000000001351 pmid:27387840 pmcid:PMC5161571 fatcat:iqk6f36o3ffcbol4uudyjnd2ty

Mobile applications in an aging society: Status and trends

Inmaculada Plaza, Lourdes Martín, Sergio Martin, Carlos Medrano
2011 Journal of Systems and Software  
This paper outlines several needs that should be met to improve the quality of research in this area.  ...  mobile applications offer to improve the quality of life of the elderly and to support a cohesive and inclusive society. research interests include quality in R&D&I activities, quality of life and quality  ...  Thanks to the "Departamento de Ciencia, Tecnología y Univ. del Gob. de Aragón" and to the "Fondo Social Europeo" for their support to the EduQTech group.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.jss.2011.05.035 fatcat:wydlccozbzhcvfd3niqzeerzvq

Routes and requirements for realizing pervasive medical devices [chapter]

Michael Craven
2006 Pervasive Computing in Healthcare  
Many thanks are due to MATCH research staff Shirley Davey, Julie Eatock, Sukhvinder Johal for their valuable comments on the initial draft of the manuscript, and to the editors and reviewers for their  ...  Bringing this knowledge into the design process should help to improve decision-making in medical device innovation.  ...  Some newly proposed concepts in clinical trials are outlined which may, if adopted, be particularly suited to medical devices.  ... 
doi:10.1201/9781420005332.ch9 fatcat:jcnbirq565fjvpzxya27cuk5dy

Security and Safety For Medical Devices and Hospitals

Steven D. Baker, Jonathan Knudsen, D. Mike Ahmadi
2013 Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology  
state. 7 Conclusions Recent medical device hacking incidents illustrate that there is room for safety improvement that may come from negative testing.  ...  This network support permits improvements in medical device capabilities and improves ease-of-use, but it adds complexity and risks.  ... 
doi:10.2345/0899-8205-47.3.208 pmid:23692103 fatcat:u73bkrnuwnabhbo4qbeqqibqei

What's the Prognosis?Making Infusion Systems Safer

Martha Vockley
2012 Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology  
"I see that the concept of a cross-functional safety council like the ISSC can work to improve areas where medical device safety overlaps with medical practice safety," Baird says.  ...  improve infusion device safety.  ...  What You Can Do Now Research is longer term, as are some other needed actions to improve infusion safety.  ... 
doi:10.2345/0899-8205-46.5.334 pmid:23039723 fatcat:6o4urof7grcvjfgzmtz2sdha5e

Focusing on Coal Workers' Lung Diseases: A Comparative Analysis of China, Australia, and the United States

Shuai Han, Hong Chen, Maggie-Anne Harvey, Eric Stemn, David Cliff
2018 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
Health management in China was found to have multiple deficiencies in health examination, co-governance, and compensations for coal workers suffering from lung diseases and healthcare for retired coal  ...  healthcare programs for the retired coal workers.  ...  • To improve the health management of retired coal workers.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph15112565 fatcat:vzvcbd7sh5gctbzp7u2xt3lr5q

Implementing Functional Safety

Christof Ebert
2015 IEEE Software  
functional safety in medical equipment.  ...  The concept worked ne, and, of course, the system had two redundant channels straight from the button to the brakes.  ... 
doi:10.1109/ms.2015.126 fatcat:ozjnsasdwfffffhw7jefzs663m

Balancing normalcy and safety: health-related needs in patients with a ventricular assist device within their home environment

Florian Treß, Christine Spitz-Koeberich, Anne Rebafka, David Schibilsky, Christiane Kugler
2021 European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing  
Ventricular assist device treatment attempts to ameliorate the symptom burden but may create new challenges in patients' lives.  ...  Aims Ventricular assist device (VAD) implantation has become a well-established treatment strategy for patients suffering from advanced heart failure.  ...  This concept was manifested through patients' expression for improved functional, social, and mental capacities.  ... 
doi:10.1093/eurjcn/zvab113 pmid:34871390 fatcat:rxzhsjdgl5ggjiun6ako35zhuy

Development of the Diabetes Injection Device Experience Questionnaire (DID-EQ) and Diabetes Injection Device Preference Questionnaire (DID-PQ)

Louis S. Matza, Kristina S. Boye, Katie D. Stewart, Rosirene Paczkowski, Jessica Jordan, Lindsey T. Murray
2017 Journal of Patient-Reported Outcomes  
for preparation of the medication/device, issues related to the needle, ease-of-use, portability).  ...  In concept elicitation in the US, UK, and Germany, patients with type 2 diabetes reported a range of injection features that influenced their perceptions of non-insulin injection devices (e.g., requirements  ...  Availability of data and materials The data collected during this study is kept in a locked, secure facility and is unavailable to the public due to confidentiality concerns.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s41687-018-0068-z pmid:30294713 pmcid:PMC6153258 fatcat:vf4x2ygssvaolfaibbr6kyzxna
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