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Issue No. 03 - May-June (2012 vol. 29)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 37-44
John Burton , Vitalograph
Louise Reid , Mid-West Regional Hospital, Limerick
Ita Richardson , University of Limerick / Lero, Limerick
Marti Lotter , Mid-West Regional Hospital, Limerick
ABSTRACT
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.
INDEX TERMS
quality concepts, health, medical information systems
CITATION
John Burton, Louise Reid, Ita Richardson, Marti Lotter, "Designing and Implementing a Hospital Quality Assurance Program", IEEE Software, vol. 29, no. , pp. 37-44, May-June 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2012.46
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