TableĀ 2

Taxonomy of roots of unintended safety threats associated with the introduction of ePrescribing systems

Roots of safety threatsUnderlying factors
Inadequacies in system designConcerns about lack of access to accurate timely information
Concerns about poor system performance
Concerns about poorly designed user interfaces
Concerns about lack of support for complex medication administration regimens
Concerns about lack of effective integration between different systems
Concerns about lack of effective automated decision support tools
Inappropriate use of systemConcerns about incorrect data entry
Concerns about alert fatigue
Concerns about too much reliance on the system
Concerns about introduction of workarounds
Concerns about changes in work organisation
Problems in implementation strategies and infrastructureConcerns about partial roll-out/dual systems
Concerns about lack of appropriate training