AAMI's award-winning Horizons publications, mailed twice each year to AAMI members, and distributed at various professional forums, provide in-depth, practical articles on specific topics of interest to the medical technology community, such as home healthcare, human factors engineering, and alarm systems.
The explosive growth of home healthcare means that medical devices increasingly are being used away from controlled, acute care environments, and that clinical technology managers may have to manage equipment beyond those traditional walls. Special challenges need to be considered with the design, maintenance, and management of home healthcare devices.
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Horizons: Human Factors & IT
Due to the growing sophistication of computers and software, medical devices and information technology (IT) are increasingly entwined, creating the potential for improved patient outcomes, fewer medical errors, and more streamlined processes. However, there are also potential risks and drawbacks. This issue focuses on the intersection of IT and human factors in medical device design, maintenance, and use, as well as the broader implications for medical care and patient safety.