Healthcare should select people competent for different applications – for example, different human factors and ergonomics experts to contribute to healthcare design and layout, design of patient flow, service design, IT system design, usability testing of medical devices, procurement, improving team performance and training non-technical skills etc. Healthcare should aim to learn from experts and encourage the transfer of skills to their in-house team with a longer-term view of developing a strong field of healthcare experts.
HSIB’s latest report on medical devices click here
Chartered Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics White Paper on Human Factors in Healthcare click here
Hi – who would you suggest is a human factor expert? Is there a professional body? Thanks
The professional body is the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors and they can supply Human Factors experts.