The national IT support for event analysis was launched in March 2011, to facilitate the analysis of events which lead to serious patient injuries occurring in healthcare. The idea is that by centralising these event analyses, resources can be pooled, enabling the development of more effective ways to prevent patient injury in the future.
The aim of the NITHA project is to develop an IT support system to facilitate and streamline the process of event analysis carried out when a patient in healthcare has been seriously injured. The computer-based tool is based on a standardised approach to common terminology and concepts, and supports the methodology of the manual risk and event analysis.
The NITHA project was commissioned by the Centre for eHealth in Sweden and the work has been led by project manager Eva-Lena Ahlberg from Östergötland County Council and Steering Committee Chairman Marion Lindh from Stockholm County Council. NITHA consists of an operational part to which only analysing leaders, experts and team members with a special login have access. The second part facilitates various searches and can be accessed without a login.