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Health Care Symposium

2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Bridging the Gap

The 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care was held March 12-14 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Nearly 400 attendees participated in the varied and comprehensive program.

ABOUT THE SYMPOSIUM

The objective of the symposium was to bring together professionals and other stakeholders in both the scientific and practice realms of the health-care community and to bridge knowledge gaps among them. HF/E professionals presented the latest research, best practices, and case histories.

Unique to this symposium was the inclusion of manufacturers, health-care providers (physicians, nurses, administrators, etc.), and policy makers, who discussed their experiences in using HF/E processes and principles. The symposium also enabled them to communicate their need for additional collaboration with the HF/E community.

STAY UP TO DATE ON HUMAN FACTORS ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE

The HFES Health Care Technical Group is a group of actively involved professionals in human factors/ergonomics and related fields who are engaged in research and practice areas covering a broad range of health care topics. Join the HCTG to participate in discussions via the group?s list server and LinkedIn site, and to help to develop the health care technical program for HFES Annual Meetings. Annual dues are only $4, and membership in HFES is not required.