This workshop focuses on the use of human factors engineering methods to identify and mitigate system problems that cause human errors and patient-safety hazards in healthcare. Basic principles and a variety of human factors tools will be discussed and demonstrated through hands-on exercises and examples.
As healthcare delivery processes and technologies become increasingly complex, human factors engineering has proven a powerful approach for proactively reducing harm. These methods can be applied to a range of patient safety improvement efforts, such as identifying design flaws in medical devices, enhancing caregiver-technology interaction, evaluating health information technology solutions, designing less error-prone processes of care, and improving the quality of root-cause analyses.
Continuing education credits are available. For details, email AILearning@jhmi.edu or call 410-637-7170.