Improving Healthcare Practice Through the Implementation of Human Factors and Ergonomics Principles

Yuval Bitan, Farzan Sasangohar

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Abstract

Objective: Present a collection of papers focusing on improving healthcare practice through the implementation of human factors and ergonomics principles that were presented at the International Ergonomics Association (IEA) 2021 international conference. Background: The mission of the IEA is to elaborate and advance ergonomics science and practice and to expand its scope of application. Method: We reviewed papers that were submitted for presentation at the IEA 2021 international conference and focused on improving healthcare practice through the implementation of human factors and ergonomics principles. Results: The eight papers that are included in this special issue cover varied aspects of human factors application and implementation. Conclusion: This special issue provides clear evidence that the science of human factors is relevant and is continuing to grow and so is its implementation in healthcare. Application: This special issue offers a selection of applied works, providing a wide scope of human factors guidelines, methods, and theories in healthcare work environments.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHuman Factors
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2022

Keywords

  • Communication and teamwork in health care
  • Health care/health systems
  • Human systems integration
  • methods and skills
  • Patient safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Applied Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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