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The Canadian Human Factors in Healthcare Network has many areas of expertise that can help healthcare organizations including hospitals, long-term care facilities and primary care clinics by providing information on this website for guidance, partnering to do evaluation, quality improvement projects or research related to improving patient safety and system optimization using human factors methods.

  • Human cognition, perception and performance
  • Human error and how to design systems and technology to decrease the risk of human error
  • Evaluation of the effects of technology
  • Critical incident reviews from a Human Factors perspective
  • Measuring situation awareness
  • Design of situation awareness displays
  • Design of healthcare products
  • Design of healthcare environments
  • Handoffs
  • Simulation
  • Identifying and alleviating the impact of interruptions
  • Human-computer interaction (HCI) in health care
  • User interface design
  • Auditory warning signal evaluation and design
  • Usability testing
  • Usability standards
  • Clinical decision support
  • Systems design and re-engineering
  • Organizational behaviour and change management
  • Interdisciplinary communication
  • Teamwork
  • Cognitive Work Analysis
  • Ecological Interface Design
  • Integrating the diverse information flows and work processes of collaborative healthcare teams