AMA to host free webinar on human factors engineering

The American Medical Association (AMA) is encouraging physicians and applicable practice staff to register for a free ‘Human factors engineering: One component of a high reliability organization’ webinar that it will host from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, September 26.

AMA explains that “…human factors engineering is a human-centered science that takes into account human behavior, cognition and physical capabilities when designing tools and resources for the workforce. When applied to health care quality improvement projects, human factors engineering can contribute to the analysis of close calls, near misses and sentinel events to help the team understand what happened and where system changes are needed to prevent harm.”

The webinar will feature an overview by Erin Lawler, a human factors engineer at The Joint Commission. She will address “where this type of thinking can be applied in health care settings.”

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