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Bad Health IT ("BHIT") is defined as IT that is ill-suited to purpose, hard to use, unreliable, loses data or provides incorrect data, is difficult and/or prohibitively expensive to customize to the needs of different medical specialists and subspecialists, causes cognitive overload, slows rather than facilitates users, lacks appropriate alerts, creates the need for hypervigilance (i.e., towards avoiding IT-related mishaps) that increases stress, is lacking in security, compromises patient privacy or otherwise demonstrates suboptimal design and/or implementation.
Note this passage in Dr. Sinsky and Beasley's opinion piece:
I don't know if Dr. Day had seen my materials, but I suspect the exhausting hypervigilance is all too common, just not much publicized due to the secretive, closed, retaliatory-towards-whistleblowers nature of the healthcare IT sector.
I ask: is this what we really want, in pursuit of some uncertain cybernetic miracle?
I note that the healthcare IT experiment (and the technology is experimental), long usurped from the Medical Informatics pioneers who trained me and put in the hands of commercial interests and those of a mercantile/manufacturing/management computing background, is increasingly a failure.