Human Factors in Healthcare aims to provide a worldwide platform for the work of human factors professionals who specialize in healthcare, as well as industry professionals who rely on human factors knowledge, methods, and theories, including healthcare providers and administrators, medical device and pharmaceutical industries, and regulators. This open-source journal is split between research and application; is inclusive of human factors, usability, and ergonomics; and addresses healthcare human factors issues across a variety of domains, such as digital health, healthcare operating environments, patient safety and health, device usability and validation, education and simulation, and healthcare worker safety. On the research side, the journal covers a wide spectrum from basic to applied evidence-based original research; from discipline-specific to multidisciplinary work; and from micro-ergonomics to macro-ergonomic perspectives. On the applied side, the journal’s inclusive scope extends far beyond traditional research to include best practices, evaluation of methods, case histories and lessons learned, industry perspectives, regular perspectives, contextual inquiry, as well as calls for human factors efforts on emerging topics.
Human Factors in Healthcare will be published by Elsevier, in conjunction with HFES, starting June 2021. Articles will be published in a rolling fashion, with periodic themed issues. More information will be available soon.
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