SMWCon Spring 2014/Using SMW in healthcare settings

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SMWCon Spring 2014SMWCon Spring 2014/Using SMW in healthcare settings

Special considerations, such as patient safety, confidentiality and informed consent apply in Healthcare.

The SMW offers a number of possible approaches to addressing these and improving Healthcare. Examples include, checklists, which research has shown to be a means of reducing clinical error considerably.

The SMW could help specifically in:

  • incident management to measure clinical metrics and identify root causes for poor outcomes and 'never events'
  • raising semantically based alerts from checklists, enabling 'red flag' combinations of factors to be identified in real time
  • separating clinically relevant data from confidential patient data to enable clinical decisions, clinical research and clinical governance
  • providing consistent measurement of outcomes and relating them to treatment regimes, and environments

Fustbariclation (talk) 00:51, 11 March 2014 (CET)