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HCI International 2013
21 - 26 July 2013, Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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T11: Human Factors in ICT for Healthcare

Half Day Tutorial

Vincent Duffy (short bio)
Purdue University, USA


An introduction to human factors and ergonomics will be given with a focus on healthcare. Fundamental principles will be introduced considering the physical, cognitive and organizational aspects. By the end of the tutorial students should be able to assess studies with these elements included.


The tutorial will include a special section that focuses on the process, methods and structuring of research studies in addition to the implementations specific healthcare practice that integrates human factors principles. With emphasis on patient safety, healthcare information technology implementation, medication impairment and human performance, this tutorial will be accessible to a wide range of participants from practitioners such as healthcare clinicians, to engineers who may or may not have much experience with human factors or clinical applications.

Target Audience:

Participants may include current practitioners and students of related fields including healthcare, information technology and the social sciences.

Bio Sketch of Presenter:

Vincent Duffy

The instructor, Vincent Duffy is a faculty member at Purdue University with a dual appointment in the School of Industrial Engineering and the Department of Agricultural & Biological Engineering. He is a faculty affiliate of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering and has taught a related course for Doctor of Nursing program for the past six years.

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