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The contribution of human factors and ergonomics to the design and delivery of safe future healthcare
journal contributionposted on 29.11.2021, 11:14 authored by Mark Sujan, Laura Pickup, Paul Bowie, Sue HignettSue Hignett, Fran Ives, Helen Vosper, Noorzaman Rashid
Human factors and ergonomics (HF/E) is concerned with the design of work and work systems. There is an increasing appreciation of the value that HF/E can bring to enhancing the quality and safety of care, but the professionalisation of HF/E in healthcare is still in its infancy. In this paper, we set out a vision for HF/E in healthcare based on the work of the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF), which is the professional body for HF/E in the UK. We consider the contribution of HF/E in design, in digital transformation, in organisational learning and during COVID-19.
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