Human Factors Transforming Healthcare
Enhancing healthcare practices through applied and embedded human factors
Why do we need HF in healthcare?
Healthcare systems are complex. Due to the numerous complexities, medical errors have become the third leading cause of patient death.
Evidence has shown that human factors has been able to address the work system complications and improve patient safety. Human factors have been effectively utilized in health care to address patient safety issues. Examples include the design of usable and safe medical devices and health IT, new barcoding medication administration (BCMA), physical design of the OR layout.
What can HFTH do for me?
We aim to provide resources to anyone looking to apply HF principles in their organizations and create engagement with those considering a career in healthcare HF.
For embedded healthcare HF practitioners, HFTH is a place where ideas can be discussed with peers.
For faculty and students, we provide internship opportunities, shared research, and networking.
For hospital staff, we provide job descriptions, ROIs for embedded practitioners, guest lecture opportunities, and more.
Hopefully, there is something for anyone. If there is something missing, please Contact Us.