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HFES thanks the following organizations for their generous support of the 2018 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care.

Sponsors

                  

GOLD SPONSORUL Wiklund Research & Design (UL-Wiklund) is a global human factors consulting group specializing in human factors engineering of medical technology. We offer a comprehensive suite of services to help you develop user-compatible products, systems, and services, including research, UI design and prototyping, usability testing and evaluation, and training and workshops.



           
   

 


GOLD SPONSOR – Ximedica

         




                    
 



Sustaining Sponsor – The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 providing comprehensive professional certification for human factors/
ergonomics practitioners. BCPE is the primary source of credentialed practitioners, providing employers independent verification of competency. The certification provides opportunity for professional development and to demonstrate broad competency in the field of human factors/ergonomics. 

         




Medical and Drug-Delivery Devices Track Sponsor – Continuum is a global innovation design firm. We design products, services, and experiences that improve people’s lives, in small and large ways, while taking our clients’ businesses into the future.

         




Supporting Sponsor – GoInvo is deeply involved in the design of healthcare and health services. We design, build, and ship software for companies of all sizes, from the market leaders of today — including Johnson and Johnson, Partners HealthCare, and Walgreens — to the startups that will create the markets of the future. Founded in 2004, we've produced high-quality, usable, beautiful applications that are relied on every day by over 150 million people.

           

 


Lanyards Sponsor – Healthcare Human Factors is a design and evaluation agency embedded in one of the largest academic health centers in the world. This provides us unparalleled insights and access to the  clinicians and patients that we design and test for. Our Services include Regulatory Guidance & Usability Evaluation (FDA, EU), Patient Safety & Mitigation Design, Human Factors-Informed Design, and User Research.

           

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Student mHealth App Competition​ Sponsor –Phillips-Medisize, a technology-based, outsource provider of design and manufacturing services, has significant businesses in the drug delivery, medical device, and primary pharma packaging markets. The company also has expertise in high-speed manufacturing automation and automated inspection technologies. With early engagement in the design process, Phillips-Medisize customers can expect accelerated speed to market for their new products.

Exhibitors

           
          

 

The Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics is a non-profit organization founded in 1990 providing comprehensive professional certification for human factors/
ergonomics practitioners. BCPE is the primary source of credentialed practitioners, providing employers independent verification of competency. The certification provides opportunity for professional development and to demonstrate broad competency in the field of human factors/ergonomics.
Location: Table 2

 

                   


 

Farm, a Flex company, is a full-service, ISO 13485-certified product development company with over 45 years of experience  providing award-winning development services for medical, life sciences, and consumer healthcare companies. Services include: User Research, Human Factors Engineering, User Interface Design, Industrial Design, Systems Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Software), Usability Testing, Pilot Production Support, and Regulatory Compliance.
Location: Table 1

 

                 




 

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), as part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), performs an essential public health task by making sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of people in the United States.  CDER’s Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology (OSE) is responsible for monitoring the safety and ensuring the safe use of drugs and therapeutic biologics used by the American people.  The Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis (DMEPA) is a division of OSE.  DMEPA’s mission is to increase the safe use of drug products by minimizing use error that is related to the naming, labeling, packaging, or design of drug products. 
Location: Table 4

 

         





 


GoInvo is deeply involved in the design of healthcare and health services. We design, build, and ship software for companies of all sizes, from the market leaders of today — including Johnson and Johnson, Partners HealthCare, and Walgreens — to the startups that will create the markets of the future. Founded in 2004, we've produced high-quality, usable, beautiful applications that are relied on every day by over 150 million people.
Location: Table 5

    


 



Human Reliability Associates has over 35 years of experience working in the human factors safety related aspects of industries ranging from nuclear power generation, air traffic control, transport and manned spaceflight.  We were major contributors to the three year  ‘Safer Clinical Systems’ project at the University of Warwick to develop a systems based approach to patient safety. Our Systematic Human Error Risk Prevention Approach (SHERPA) methodology combines Hierarchical Task Analysis, Error and Consequence prediction and analysis of the factors driving human performance to provide a complete system for managing healthcare risks.  We have applied SHERPA to analysing vulnerabilities in medication pathways in hospitals, teamwork in Cardiac Arterial Bypass Graft surgery teams, and developing ‘Risk Aware’ instructions and training for medical devices.  Our stand will feature regular demonstrations of our Human Factors Risk Management software package which supports these analyses.
Location: Table 7
 

               


     
 


Morgan & Claypool Publishers is an independent publisher of digital-first scholarly eBooks (“Lectures”) launching a new series in Human Factors and Ergonomics. Each Lecture in its Synthesis digital library is a 75–150 page concise overview of an important research or development topic or technique, authored by an expert contributor to the field.
Location: Table 8

                   

 

 

The New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences (NYSIM) is simulation facility in the heart of Manhattan, owned and operated through a partnership of NYU School of Medicine and The City University of New York (CUNY). It is one of the nation’s largest and most sophisticated urban health science simulation teaching facilities, providing advanced simulation education for medical, nursing and dental students, NYU residents and staff physicians and nurses, as well as physician assistants, respiratory therapists, emergency medical technicians and other health care providers. Since its opening in September, 2011, NYSIM has had more than 90,000 learner visits and delivered nearly 2,500 simulation programs.
Location: Table 9

 

                 

OR360 is a human factors research and innovation lab embedded within Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Our team of experts applies human factors engineering and process improvement principles to understand and design safer and more efficient healthcare systems, processes, and products. Our lab houses an experimental simulation space built to foster creative solutions to complex, surgical care challenges, and offers a unique space in which to experiment and reconfigure interactions between teams, workspace, and equipment for 21st century care.
Location: Table 10

                









 



THAY Medical are a natural choice of partner when developing medical devices, where ease of use, efficiency, effectiveness and user satisfaction is required. We specialize in collaborating with medical device developers to provide the usability and human factors engineering elements that are now critical in maximizing device safety, and in particular—use safety. We focus on the interaction between the user and the device – the human factors of the medical product. We believe that good user interaction reduces the occurrence of clinical errors in real life. As such, we think there is a benefit in applying the best human factors and usability engineering practices into device developments and post market surveillance. A reduction in clinical error is always a good thing.
Location: Table 3

                













 


Tufts University is a top student-centered research university and is ranked 11th in the world for Innovation Impact.  Tufts’ Human Factors Engineering (HFE) program is among the oldest and most distinguished in the country.  For over 50 years Tufts HFE has offered a range of undergraduate, masters, certificate and industry-focused educational programs.
Location: Table 6

             


UL Wiklund Research & Design (UL-Wiklund) is a global human factors consulting group specializing in human factors engineering of medical technology. We offer a comprehensive suite of services to help you develop user-compatible products, systems, and services, including research, UI design and prototyping, usability testing and evaluation, and training and workshops.
Location: Table: 11

 

Advertisers

                   
  

 

Farm, a Flex company, is a full-service, ISO 13485-certified product development company with over 45 years of experience  providing award-winning development services for medical, life sciences, and consumer healthcare companies. Services include: User Research, Human Factors Engineering, User Interface Design, Industrial Design, Systems Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Software), Usability Testing, Pilot Production Support, and Regulatory Compliance.
 

        

      
 


For 58 years, the University of Michigan has offered a two-week Human Factors Engineering short course covering the design of systems, products, and services to make them easier, safer, and more effective for human use. Topics include cognitive task analysis, occupational ergonomic methods, usability testing, root cause analysis, cognitive walk-throughs, and more.