Sixty seconds on . . . digital clinical safetyBMJ 2021; 374 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1999 (Published 11 August 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;374:n1999
- Clara Munro
- The BMJ
Uh-oh, sounds like a three letter acronym
Digital clinical safety (DCS—yes, another TLA) refers to the systems set up to prevent patients and staff from being harmed as a result of digital technologies used in healthcare.
Sounds futuristic. Why now?
Nearly all UK adults (97%) who have received NHS care for any health condition since the covid pandemic started have used technology to interact …