The purpose of this assignment is to analyze the use of technology in the reduction of medical errors.
Identify a specific medical error and one of the types of technology that has been developed to aid in ensuring patient safety by reducing such errors. Create a PowerPoint presentation of 12-14 slides (not including title slide and reference slides) on the benefits and challenges of the technology for the example you have identified. Include the following in your presentation:
Describe your chosen medical error and the technology that has been used to address it.
Explain how the identified technology assists in improving quality and safety outcomes.
Discuss how you would monitor the success of the identified technology in improving quality and safety outcomes.
Describe three pros and cons (each) of the use of this technology in your example and in general (e.g., reliability, accessibility, training required, cost, clinician judgement, etc.).
Provide an example or develop a situation in which the use of this technology could still lead to a medical error.
This assignment requires a minimum of three peer-reviewed references.
Include a title slide, references slide, and comprehensive speaker notes.
A description of the medical error and the technology used to address it is thorough.
An explanation of how the identified technology assists in improving quality and safety outcomes is thorough.
A discussion of how success of the identified technology would be monitored for improving quality and safety outcomes is thorough
Three pros and three cons of the use of the technology are thoroughly explained.
An example or situation where the use of this technology still could lead to a medical error is thorough.
Content is written clearly and concisely. Ideas universally progress and relate to each other. The project includes motivating questions and advanced organizers. The project gives the audience a clear sense of the main idea.
Layout is visually pleasing and contributes to the overall message with appropriate use of headings, subheadings, and white space. Text is appropriate in length for the target audience and to the point. The background and colors enhance the readability of the text.
Speaker notes are extremely thorough and include substantial relevant supporting details.