Use of Human Factors and Ergonomics to Disseminate Health Care Quality Improvement Programs.

TitleUse of Human Factors and Ergonomics to Disseminate Health Care Quality Improvement Programs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsXie A, Woods-Hill CZ, Berenholtz SM, Milstone AM
JournalQual Manag Health Care
Volume28
Issue2
Pagination117-118
Date Published2019 Apr/Jun
ISSN1550-5154
KeywordsErgonomics, Health Personnel, Humans, Information Dissemination, Inservice Training, Quality Improvement
Abstract

Human factors and ergonomics (HFE) is recognized as a key systems engineering approach to improve health care quality and safety. HFE is a scientific discipline that studies the interactions among people and other elements of a system and applies theory, principles, data, and methods to design in order to optimize the well-being of people and the overall system performance. An HFE approach to health care quality and safety emphasizes the deployment of HFE tools, knowledge, and professionals and the participation of local stakeholders in the design or redesign of health care work systems and processes to improve patient, employee, and organizational outcomes.

DOI10.1097/QMH.0000000000000211
Alternate JournalQual Manag Health Care
PubMed ID30921286
PubMed Central IDPMC6471499
Grant ListR18 HS025642 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States
R21 HS025238 / HS / AHRQ HHS / United States
T32 HL098054 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States