Advancing Patient Care Excellence through Human Factors Engineering

October 18-20, 2022


Clinicians are expected to rapidly process time dependencies, complicated devices, new technologies, and extensive amounts of digital information. This sociotechnical environment continues to stress clinicians’ cognitive load, leading to burnout and medical errors. Redesigning clinicians’ work and reducing cognitive load makes the delivery of healthcare safer for both patients and clinicians, and reduces preventable medical errors that contribute to an estimated 100,000 deaths every year.

Taking a blended approach that considers the clinical environment, safety infrastructure, and human factors engineering (HFE), the Advancing Patient Care Excellence through Human Factors Engineering workshop will highlight these critical perspectives and explore how HFE integration can improve clinical operations, reduce adverse events, and enhance quality care through hands-on learning in ECRI’s new independent medical device evaluation laboratory. During this 2.5-day workshop, experts will teach you how to integrate HFE early to achieve the best outcomes, identify critical risks where the system may facilitate error, build paths to eliminate failure modes, and reduce organizational costs.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of the training, participants will be able to:

  • Differentiate between six usability evaluation methods and when to use them
  • Compare and contrast the three types of usability evaluation
  • Develop methods of communicating and prioritizing usability findings
  • Understand how individuals can contribute to continuous improvement in providing care excellence
  • Relate the negative impact of design inefficiencies in decision making to the increase of latency in providing healthcare services
  • Illustrate the process and application of HFE to healthcare

Event details

  • When:
    • October 18, 2022, 1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. ET
    • October 19, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. ET
    • October 20, 2022, 9:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. ET
  • Where: ECRI Headquarters, 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462*
  • Cost: $1,850 USD per person

Continuing education units: ECRI designates this live 3-day activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits tm. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This live 3-day activity has been approved for up to 13.75 California State Nursing contact hours by the provider, Debora Simmons, who is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing.

This activity meets the criteria of the Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety (CPPS) for up to 13.75 CPPS CE hours.

This program has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality for a maximum of 13.75 CPHQ continuing education credits for this event.

Please check back for additional credit awards.

Who should participate: Clinicians; patient safety, risk, or quality professionals interested in applying HFE to their work

*Visitors to ECRI facilities will need to provide acceptable proof of vaccination to ECRI’s security team upon arrival. An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.

Agenda & Speakers

Eve Perris, PhD
Human Factors Engineer, ECRI

Patrice Tremoulet, PhD
Human Factors Engineer, ECRI
Associate Professor, Rowan University

Priyanka Shah, MS
Senior Project Officer, ECRI

Shannon Davila, MSN, RN, CIC, CPHQ, FAPIC
Associate Director, Safety Solutions, ECRI

Joshua Clark, MHA, RN
Senior Vice President, Quality and Safety Operations, Jefferson Health

Oren Guttman, MD, MBA
Enterprise Vice President for High Reliability & Patient Safety, Jefferson Health


5200 Butler Pike
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19406