Error, Safety and Human Factors in Health Informatics

Paper, Order, or Assignment Requirements

 

Create a diagram showing a basic taxonomy of human error – for each error type give a health
related example.

i will upload a file just to get an idea about human factors.

Human Factors in Health Informatics

 

MS Health Outcomes program

 

Relevant Course Objectives:

Compare and contrast a human factors engineering approach with a more traditional engineering approach to healthcare technology

 

 

Questions that might be used to test the extent that you have achieved this objective:

How does an agile approach contrast with traditional approach to development? Why does it promise better results? What is the role of human error and error reporting play? How can informatics play a role in reducing error?

 

 

 

Compare and contrast different definitions of health informatics and related terms (e.g.health IT)

 

Questions that might be used to test the extent that you have achieved this objective:

What are human factors? What is user-centered design? Why is the user sometimes not the user?What do we mean by “human error”? What types of error are there?

 

 

Explain how the concepts of organizational learning and systems thinking is important in a modern approach to informatics

 

Questions that might be used to test the extent that you have achieved this objective:

What is systems thinking? How does systems thinking relate to organizational learning? In what ways are there a lack of organizational learning within medicine? How has the application of organizational learning approaches made a difference in the air travel safety?

 

 

Illustrate the process of creating health Informatics applications

 

Questions that might be used to test the extent that you have achieved this objective:

How do we incorporate human factors into the development of a technology system? How do we evaluate human factors?

 

 

Learning Content

Article published by IBM on how the traditional development model discussed last week needs

to change: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/rational/library/rethink-software-developmentprocess/index.html

 

 

Watch this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jk0uAVdBC4

 

What is organizational learning – http://www.pegasuscom.com/aboutol.html

 

Systems thinking videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhbLNBqhQkc

 

Weekly Tasks:

Create a diagram showing a basic taxonomy of human error – for each error type give a health related example