Accession Number : ADA195185

Title :   A Study of the System Safety Concept as it Relates to the New Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis Jul 77-Mar 78,

Corporate Author : ARMY HEALTH CARE STUDIES AND CLINICAL INVESTIGATION ACTIVITY FORT SAM HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Anderson, John E

PDF Url : ADA195185

Report Date : 31 Mar 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 61

Abstract : The study determines the essential criteria and an expected outcome of a systems safety program at a large Army medical center. Through literature review of technical and public safety documents and through semi-structured interviews, the study established the safety level of the originally designed facility and the extent of current safety modifications. The objectives evaluated the safety components of various in-house systems and developed a qualitative hazard analysis matrix. The study concluded that a formal System Safety Program could identify many safety hazards thus leading to design improvements. The study provided several recommendations to formalize the Systems Safety Program in a health care facility. The system as referenced in this document refers to: A composite, at any level of complexity, of operational and support equipment, personnel, facilities, and software which are used together as an entity and capable of performing and/or supporting an operational role.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEM SAFETY, *SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, *HOSPITALS, ARMY FACILITIES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DOCUMENTS, HAZARDS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MEDICAL SERVICES, MODIFICATION, PUBLIC SAFETY, SAFETY, THESES

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Administration and Management
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Computer Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE