Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA

  • Vincent G. Duffy
  • Nancy Lightner
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 482)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Surgery

  3. Human Factors and Ergonomics and Healthcare Professionals

  4. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Marilyn McGee-Lennon, Matt-Mouley Bouamrane, Eleanor Grieve, Catherine A. O’Donnell, Siobhan O’Connor, Ruth Agbakoba et al.
      Pages 105-118
    3. Karine Borges de Oliveira, Eduardo Ferro dos Santos, Lucio Veraldo Garcia Junior
      Pages 129-140
  5. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare Safety

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Rosa Cândida Carvalho Pereira Melo, Daniela Sofia Carvalho Fernandes, Joana Sousa Albuquerque, Mariana Nunes Duarte
      Pages 187-193
    3. Berla Moreira de Moraes, Adílio Moreira de Moraes, Betanea Moreira de Moraes, Vanessa Mesquita Ramos
      Pages 205-213
    4. Anthony M. Composto, Luke A. Reisner, Abhilash K. Pandya, David A. Edelman, Katrina L. Jacobs, Tandi M. Bagian
      Pages 215-223
  6. Medical Device Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. Aaron McEuen, John Proffitt, Jorge D. Camba, EunSook Kwon
      Pages 251-260
    3. Ana Paula Almeida, Rodrigo Almeida, Renata Custódio, Clarissa Trzesniak, Carlos Mello
      Pages 261-273
    4. Nina Scheinberg, Bill Zhang, Leah Raschid, Rama Mwenesi, Mark Grum, Moses Chan et al.
      Pages 275-286
    5. A. Mertens, S. Becker, S. Theis, P. Rasche, M. Wille, C. Bröhl et al.
      Pages 295-308
    6. Se Jin Park, Murali Subramaniyam, Seoung Eun Kim, Seunghee Hong, Joo Hyeong Lee, Chan Min Jo et al.
      Pages 309-315
    7. Chi-Wen Lung, Tse-Yu Cheng, Yi-Jhen Li, Ben-Yi Liau, Yih-Kuen Jan
      Pages 317-325
  7. Healthcare Testing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Yiannis Koumpouros, Effie Papageorgiou, Alexandra Karavasili
      Pages 343-353
    3. Haizhe Jin, Masahiko Munechika, Masataka Sano, Chisato Kajihara, Han Chen, Fu Guo
      Pages 355-364
  8. Human Factors and Ergonomics in Environmental Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Quirby Alberto, Brian Atanacio, Cyrill Cucueco, Ana Mercado, Benette Custodio
      Pages 367-376
    3. José P. Monge, Gustavo López, Luis A. Guerrero
      Pages 391-401
    4. Fernando Pesántez-Avilés, Verónica Cevallos-León Wong, Vladimir Robles-Bykbaev, Ana Pacurucu-Pacurucu, Cristian Tapia-Jaya, Ismael San Andrés-Becerra et al.
      Pages 403-412
  9. Healthcare Communications and Logistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 413-413
    2. Taro Kanno, Chie Ishida, Yuko Kubo, Masako Saito, Mariko Ohara, Kayoko Kawahara et al.
      Pages 415-423
    3. Helen J.A. Fuller, Kyle D. Maddox, Nancy J. Lightner
      Pages 425-432

About these proceedings


This book discusses the latest advances in human factors and ergonomics, focusing on methods for improving quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care.  By emphasizing the physical, cognitive and organizational aspects of human factors and ergonomics applications, it reports on various perspectives, including those of clinicians, patients, health organizations and insurance providers. The book describes cutting-edge applications, highlighting the best practices of staff interactions with patients, as well as interactions with computers and medical devices. It also presents new findings related to improved organizational outcomes in healthcare settings, and approaches to modeling and analysis specifically targeting those work aspects unique to healthcare. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, the book is intended as timely reference guide for both researchers involved in the design of healthcare systems and devices and healthcare professionals aiming at effective and safe health service delivery. Moreover, by providing a useful survey of cutting-edge methods for improving organizational outcomes in healthcare settings, the book also represents an inspiring reading for healthcare counselors and international health organizations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Vincent G. Duffy
    • 1
  • Nancy Lightner
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Industrial EngineeringPurdue University School of Industrial EngineeringWest Lafayette, INUSA
  2. 2.Veterans Affairs U.S.Indianapolis, INUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41651-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41652-6
  • Series Print ISSN 2194-5357
  • Series Online ISSN 2194-5365
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