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Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices

Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, July 25-29, 2021, USA

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  • © 2021


  • Reports on methods for improving quality, safety and efficiency in healthcare
  • Covers the implementation of various healthcare information technologies
  • Discusses strategies for improving organizational outcomes in the healthcare setting
  • Includes new findings supporting global healthcare strategies and pandemic prevention

Part of the book series: Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems (LNNS, volume 263)

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Table of contents (99 papers)

  1. Healthcare Advancement and Patient Safety

  2. Healthcare Issues and Risk Assessment

  3. Innovative Healthcare Technologies


About this book

This book is concerned with human factors and ergonomics research and developments in the design and use of systems and devices for effective and safe healthcare delivery. It reports on approaches for improving healthcare devices so that they better fit to people’s, including special population’s needs. It also covers assistive devices aimed at reducing occupational risks of health professionals as well as innovative strategies for error reduction, and more effective training and education methods for healthcare workers and professionals. Equal emphasis is given to digital technologies and to physical, cognitive and organizational aspects, which are considered in an integrated manner, so as to facilitate a systemic approach for improving the quality and safety of healthcare service. The book also includes a special section dedicated to innovative strategies for assisting caregivers’, patients’, and people’s needs during pandemic. Based on papers presented at the AHFE 2021 Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, held virtually on 25–29 July, 2021, from USA, the book offers a timely reference guide to both researchers and healthcare professionals involved in the design of medical systems and managing healthcare settings, as well as to healthcare counselors and global health organizations.



Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept.of Pathology, College of Medicine, Univ.of Saskatchewan Royal Univ.Hospital, Saskatoon, Canada

    Jay Kalra

  • Center for Applied Sys. Engineering, Veterans Affairs, Indianapolis, USA

    Nancy J. Lightner

  • Campus du Moulin de la Housse, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Reims Cedex 2, France

    Redha Taiar

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