IHERO UseCase 2010 Patient Safety

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1. Proposed Workitem: Patient Safety

  • Proposal Editor: somebody needs to pick up the torch
  • Editor: <Name of candidate Lead Editor for the Profile, if known>
  • Date: N/A (Wiki keeps history)
  • Version: N/A (Wiki keeps history)
  • Domain: Radiation Oncology


2. The Problem

Patients can be mistreated for a number of reasons:

  • Incorrect transfer of patient information from one system to another
  • Corruption of data on planning or delivery system
  • Inappropriate QA procedures
  • lack of training, education, documentation, QA

Utilize the "defense in depth" philosophy to minimize the possibilities of accidents. See IAEA report ??. How this gets turned in to a use case needs some thought.


3. Key Use Case

<Describe a short use case scenario from the user perspective. The use case should demonstrate the integration/workflow problem.>

<Feel free to add a second use case scenario demonstrating how it “should” work. Try to indicate the people/systems, the tasks they are doing, the information they need, and hopefully where the information should come from.>


4. Standards & Systems

<List existing systems that are/could be involved in the problem/solution.>

<If known, list standards which might be relevant to the solution>


5. Discussion

<Include additional discussion or consider a few details which might be useful for the detailed proposal>

<Why IHE would be a good venue to solve the problem and what you think IHE should do to solve it.>
<What might the IHE technical approach be? Existing Actors? New Transactions? Additional Profiles?>
<What are some of the risks or open issues to be addressed?>


<This is the brief proposal. Try to keep it to 1 or at most 2 pages>