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Human Factors Engineering and the Medical Error Epidemic

  • Dell Medical School - Health Discovery Building Room 1.208 1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. B Austin, TX 78712 (map)

Health care touches us on a daily basis, yet medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US. With a death toll estimated at over 250,000 people per year, the problem has the attention of government, industry, and academia, reflected in much research and practical actions to reduce medical error and the associated harms.

Join Texas Health CoLab for the October Learning Series as Michael Wiklund discusses:

  • The medical error epidemic

  • The work flow of a typical human factors engineer from an idea to a near-final product

  • How human factors engineering fits into startup companies

  • How to satisfy regulators’ expectations in the US and EU

  • A case study involving an intravenous infusion pump

Afterwards, join the happy hour!

The event is sponsored by Schwegman Lundberg & Woessne