Over the past few years, we’ve written several blogs about medical errors and how human factors in medicine can help prevent them from happening. We often see stories in the news about patient safety issues that lead to harm and death, and we use our blogs to provide a root cause assessment to help organizations and the public understand how bad design impacts good people. This week, we have had another case of a tragic medical error and loss of life. It’s by far one of the more disturbing cases in recent years.
Human Factors in Healthcare
There are some new superstars in Silicon Valley, doc.ai is one of them. They have created an app that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to collect your data such as “lab results, genetic tests, and exercise data, in one convenient location so you can have a more complete picture of your health than was possible before.”
Did you know that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights has a wall of shame? Well, it’s not officially called that, it’s actually known as a breach portal.
In late 2018 and early 2019, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is experiencing the second worst Ebola outbreak in history. Since August 2018, close to 400 people died of the devastating disease.
In 2006, The American Journal of Preventive Medicine issued a report about nutrition label guidelines:
Sophic Synergistics, LLC will offer TMCx incubator companies and Bio Design fellows onsite human factors consulting services to help develop innovative products and services that lead the market.
We’re on the verge of a healthcare revolution.
Every few decades it happens.
In the second half of 2016, over 180 million medical devices were recalled. Whether you’re a manufacturer of medical devices, a patient who is using one, or a healthcare practitioner, this fact brings one word to mind: scary.
Lab-grown organs. Stem cell therapy. AI.
Big things are happening right now in healthcare, and the future is looking incredibly bright when it comes to treating and curing diseases. For the first time, there’s more than just a glimmer of hope for all types of patients – even those with chronic and terminal ailments.
Human-centered design and the health and medical industry have something significant in common: a focus on the human being.