Using human factors methods to improve patient safety

Improving Patient Safety with human factors methods

Johns Hopkins Medicine is hosting workshop on Improving Patient Safety with Human Factors Methods October 17-18, 2018.

Johns Hopkins Medicine is hosting a two-day continuing education workshop on Improving Patient Safety with Human Factors Methods October 17-18, 2018.

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.