Category Archives: organisations

Patient Safety Resources – a new patient safety resource from the Health Foundation #ptsafety

The Health Foundation has a new resource for people interested in patient safety, details below, via CHAIN*. The Health Foundation has launched a new online patient safety resource centre that provides fast, reliable access to accurate, up-to-date patient safety information … Continue reading

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MHRA’s monthly list of Medical Device Alerts (MDAs) &sign up to receive MDAs by email from MHRA & FDA

The UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) publishes monthly Medical Device Alerts (MDAs) which includes a sign-up button on the page to receive alerts by email. The agency’s latest PDF document (published 2 May 2013) has all the … Continue reading

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A nice post on human factors and how they apply to healthcare, from @aami_connect

From the AAMI’s blog: “We are extraordinarily grateful that awareness of human factors (HF) has been growing in the healthcare community. For example, the FDA’s inclusion of HF requirements in its 510(k) licensing processing was a landmark event recognizing that … Continue reading

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Free educational materials from the Interaction Design Foundation @interacting

Interaction Design Foundation “Free educational materials – made by the world’s technology elite” The website contains free online educational resources organised into several sections including: Free textbooks – on how to design interactive systems, such as Human Computer Interaction (HCI) … Continue reading

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London: Free Helen Hamlyn @HHCDesign & Norwegian Design Council #inclusivedesign exhibition @ RCA, closing 26 April

“Design that makes a difference: people-centred projects from Norway and the UK ” is a free exhibition at the Royal College of Art, London. Exhibition: 19-26 April 2013 (free entry) 10am – 5.30pm daily (closes 1pm 26 April) Henry Moore … Continue reading

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‘National Advisory Group’ to advise the NHS on preventing patient harm

“Making patient care as safe as it can possibly be, at all times, is a major challenge in any health care system. It involves leadership, training, staff culture, organisational structures, systems and processes, data capture and analysis, regulation, deep patient … Continue reading

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Reblogged from AAMI blog: Making infusion pumps more user centric, from @aami_connect

Highlighting the September 2012 workshop report: “Infusion Pump Workshop 2012: A Systems Engineering Approach for Human Factors Solutions“. “If the January issue of AAMI News didn’t whet your appetite to learn more about an important infusion pump project at Johns … Continue reading

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