Healthcare Human Factors

EIE6883

Healthcare Human Factors

College of Engineering
ENGR
Emphasis on the importance and value of human factors concepts in a clinical context: work design, human resource management, and patient safety in medical and health care settings. Application of ergonomics and human factors principles to specific care settings: the operating room, the emergency room, and inpatient/outpatient settings. Human factors in health systems: study of human-computer interaction, theories of human error and human factors in medical and health care settings, appropriate clinical risk management tools and methods for use in medical and health care settings; application of appropriate quality improvement, clinical risk management tools and mitigation methods to identify, assess and manage patient safety issues in medical and health care organizations; and socio-technical aspects of successful healthcare system design.