Peter Hoonakker, Ph.D., is Distinguished Scientist and Associate Director of Research at the
Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement (CQPI) in the College of Engineering at the
University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a member of the Systems Engineering Initiative for
Patient Safety (SEIPS).
His expertise is in human factors and sociotechnical systems engineering in the domain
of healthcare and patient safety. He has experience in working in large multidisciplinary
research teams, being responsible for study design, qualitative (observations and interviews)
and quantitative data (surveys) collection and data analysis. He is specialized in designing,
administering and analyzing surveys.
He has conducted multiple research projects on the design and implementation of
health information technology, including Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems,
Computerized Provider Order Entry (CPOE), Clinical Decision Support (CDS), Health Information
Exchange (HIE), tele-ICU technology and the Patient Portal in different care settings.
Peter Hoonakker has published the results of his studies in over 250 conference papers,
book chapters, and in high impact journals such as the Cochrane Database of Systematical
Reviews, Applied Ergonomics, BMJ Quality and Safety, and the Journal of the American Medical
Informatics Association (JAMIA), He has written a book about Information and Communication
Technology (ICT) and Quality of Working Life.
He is member of the editorial board of Applied Ergonomics and reviewer for more than
25 scientific journals, varying from the American Journal of Industrial Medicine to the
Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health.
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