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HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION IN PATIENT SAFETY PROMOTION BY HEALTH CARE WORKERS,MAMA LUCY HOSPITAL,NAIROBI CITY COUNTY KENYA.

HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY UTILIZATION IN PATIENT SAFETY PROMOTION BY HEALTH CARE WORKERS,MAMA LUCY HOSPITAL,NAIROBI CITY COUNTY KENYA.

Esther Kathini - Ministry of Health, Author

Dr. Andre Yitambe - Department of Health management And Informatics, Schools of Public Health, Kenyatta University,Author

Dr. George Ochieng Otieno 

 


ABSTRACT

 

Patient safety remains despite interventions through regulatory measures and policy changes. Seven (7%) percent of all hospitalizations in Kenya report some form of negligence, privacy or confidentiality concerns. This study sought to establish the role of Health Information Technology (HIT) in promoting Patient safety at Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital, Nairobi County Kenya. Specifically, it determined the role of HIT in promoting Patient Safety, and described organizational, technological and individual factors influencing HIT’s role in promoting patient safety. The study was conducted in the framework of a descriptive cross sectional design. The sample size used was 147 consisting of both medical and paramedical staff respondents derived using Fisher’s sample size calculation formula. 


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