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Designing and Implementing a Hospital Quality Assurance Program
May-June 2012 (vol. 29 no. 3)
pp. 37-44
Louise Reid, Mid-West Regional Hospital, Limerick
Marti Lotter, Mid-West Regional Hospital, Limerick
John Burton, Vitalograph
Ita Richardson, University of Limerick / Lero, Limerick
People and medical devices, including software, can't be separated in the healthcare environment, and clinical and software engineering staff often must work together to ensure software systems' success. However, this often results in conflicting definitions of success. A hospital quality assurance program (H-QAP) responds to the problems of a clinical environment. It is designed to overcome these conflicts through compliance with evidence-based best practices in patient and software systems management.

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Index Terms:
quality concepts, health, medical information systems
Louise Reid, Marti Lotter, John Burton, Ita Richardson, "Designing and Implementing a Hospital Quality Assurance Program," IEEE Software, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 37-44, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2012.46
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