Symposium to Focus on Human Factors in Healthcare
Medical device manufacturers, clinicians, and policy makers are expected to participate in a symposium next month aimed at raising awareness about the use of human factors practices and principles in healthcare.
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society will hold its healthcare symposium March 12-14 in Baltimore, MD.
The society says it wants to “bridge knowledge gaps” among various stakeholders and work toward greater collaboration in the name of patient safety. Presenters at the symposium will offer the latest research, best practices, and case histories surrounding human factors.
The symposium divided its educational offerings into three tracks:
- Patient and healthcare provider safety
- Healthcare information technology
- Medical device design
The discipline has grown in importance in the healthcare field in recent years. For example, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has placed a greater emphasis on human factors testing for new devices to reduce user errors.
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