Now a patient safety course through the use of ICT

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Leeds-based CPD4 Health Innovation is holding a master class that brings together the health technology industry, researchers and healthcare professionals to help develop better patient safety through the best use of ICT in healthcare. The course, System Safety for Patient Safety, will take place on Thursday, April 2 at the University of York. Featuring leading experts in safety engineering and management from the University of York, the course is suitable for professionals in the healthcare technology industry, academics and NHS staff who are involved in design, evaluation and implementation of healthcare technologies.

Elaine McNichol Director of CPD4 Health Innovation said, 'Patient safety is a major priority for healthcare managers and practitioners and this course will look at the latest developments in safety management systems, whilst also looking at the practical implications of the ideas during a ractitioner's iewpoint discussion.' Mark Nicholson, Research and Teaching Fellow at the Department of Computer Science at the University of York and event leader said, 'We have run courses across the world on system safety engineering for safety critical devices and information systems, so it is great to be running on a course in York to benefit UK healthcare businesses and the NHS.' The one-day event will look at how innovative ICT can increase patient safety, including taking inspiration from how other industries deal with safety issues, such as the nuclear and civil aerospace industries.

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