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

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

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.


Patient Handling Human Performance Healthcare Information Technology Home Healthcare Medical Device Design Medication Impairment Patient Safety Systems Nursing Education and Training Healthcare Service Occupational Therapy Medical Errors Healthcare Systems Health Information Technology e-Health Privacy and Security Human Factors in Surgery Operating Room Design Healthcare Monitoring AHFE 2016 Proceedings

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
  • 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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