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Journal Article

Cognitive engineering to improve patient safety and outcomes in cardiothoracic surgery

Zenati MA, Kennedy-Metz L, Dias RD. Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. 2019.

Cognitive engineering (CE) in healthcare explores the environmental complexities and physical demands on providers that may contribute to medical errors. This article discusses cognitive engineering strategies that can be applied to cardiothoracic surgery to improve patient safety. Strategies include automated cognition, team performance sensor-based measurement systems and computer vision for team monitoring.