Human Factors and Usability for complex Health Information Technologies: Why is it so important?

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Dr. Marie-Catherine Beuscart Zéphir
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Senior researcher, Evalab
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INSERM CICC-IT: Clinical Investigation Center for Innovative Technologies
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Human Factors issues are a key component of the success or failure of Health Information Technologies, especially when it comes to sharing medical information across a large number of healthcare professionals and with the patient her/himself. There exist concepts, methodologies and techniques to ensure proper consideration and integration of Human Factors questions during the design and implementation of sophisticated technologies, which have been successfully applied in other safety sensitive domains such as railway transportation and aviation. However these concepts and methods are yet too rarely implemented in the Health IT domain.

The presentation will start with a definition and overview of key concepts such as Ergonomics and Usability and will highlight a few critical Human Factors issues for current Health IT ambitions. Then it will describe the Human-Centered approach to Health IT projects and present some examples based on case studies. The presentation will end by reviewing upcoming HF challenges for Health IT, in relation of EU regulations’ recent evolutions.

 

 

 

Human Factors issues are a key component of the success or failure of Health Information Technologies, especially when it comes to sharing medical information across a large number of healthcare professionals and with the patient her/himself. There exist concepts, methodologies and techniques to ensure proper consideration and integration of Human Factors questions during the design and implementation of sophisticated technologies, which have been successfully applied in other safety sensitive domains such as railway transportation and aviation. However these concepts and methods are yet too rarely implemented in the Health IT domain.

The presentation will start with a definition and overview of key concepts such as Ergonomics and Usability and will highlight a few critical Human Factors issues for current Health IT ambitions. Then it will describe the Human-Centered approach to Health IT projects and present some examples based on case studies. The presentation will end by reviewing upcoming HF challenges for Health IT, in relation of EU regulations’ recent evolutions.