Using a Human Factors and Systems Engineering Framework to Build Safer Patient Care Processes

Human factors and systems engineering, or the science of how to design and manage complex human-centered systems, has long been used in high-risk industries such as manufacturing and aviation to promote better safety.  AHRQ-funded researcher, Pascale Carayon, Ph.D., has translated this expertise to health care by examining the safety impact of day-to-day processes among patients, clinicians, and health technology.

Click HERE to read more about how Dr. Carayon has used AHRQ funding to devise solutions to previously hidden patient safety risks using a human factors and systems engineering perspective.