Systems engineering and human factors support of a system of novel EHR-integrated tools to prevent harm in the hospital.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Human factors engineering is being increasingly used in the design of patient safety interventions, particularly with regard to health information technology. This qualitative study examined the use of human factors and systems engineering principles within an AHRQ-funded Patient Safety Learning Laboratory that focused on implementing digital health tools to improve safety. Surveys and focus groups provided insight as to the utility of specific human factors techniques for optimizing health information technology–based interventions.