The Role of Human Factors in Supporting the Implementation of Innovative Practices in Healthcare Settings
Event Type
Discussion Panel
Health Care
TimeTuesday, October 11th10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
DescriptionImplementing evidence-based practices to improve patient safety often fail because adaptations that undermine the fidelity of an intervention are made during the dissemination and uptake process. Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) can help foster the implementation and adaptations of interventions to improve their effectiveness by 1) Understanding the readiness of stakeholders to adopt guidelines into practice 2) Identifying barriers to change as experienced by stakeholders 3) Understanding the level at which interventions should be targeted 4) Better examining the organizational and system factors that are resistant to change or continue to cause harm events. This discussion panel offers unique insight into the role of human factors in implementing innovations within health systems, including (e.g. best practice alerts (BPAs), Clinical Simulation, Academic Detailing, Training, RCA/FMEA Findings, etc.) that influence the uptake and fidelity of innovations to improve patient safety.