The safety of care processes and the safety of the technology are improved over time. Each time a new digital health innovation is integrated into the system of care, safety needs to be considered. This webinar will discuss how organizations can employ tools and processes that enable the fulsome use of health technologies to improve safety while, at the same time, learning from safety events pre- and post-implementation.
Elizabeth Borycki, Professor, School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria
Elizabeth Borycki is a Professor in the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Elizabeth is also a Michael Smith Health Research BC Health Professional Investigator, and she currently directs the Global Laboratory for Digital Health Innovation. In the field of health informatics, the focus of her research and publications has been on human factors as it relates to health technology safety, user interface design, workflow and technology implementation in hospital and virtual care environments. She has published over 250 articles, 40 book chapters, and 10 edited books and her Google Scholar citations can be found here (https://scholar.google.ca/citations?user=JBB7lSkAAAAJ&hl=en)
Andre Kushniruk, PhD, the Director and Professor of the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria.
Dr. Andre Kushniruk is Director and Professor of the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria. Dr. Kushniruk conducts research in a number of areas including evaluation of the effects of technology, human-computer interaction in health care and other domains as well as cognitive science. His work is known internationally and he has published widely in the area of health informatics. He focuses on developing new methods for the evaluation of information technology and studying human-computer interaction in health care and he has been a key researcher on a number of national and international collaborative projects. His work includes the development of novel methods for conducting video analysis of computer users and he is currently extending this research to remote study of e-health applications and advanced information technologies, including computerized patient record systems. Dr. Kushniruk has held academic positions at a number of Canadian universities and he has taught courses in areas such as human-computer interaction, database management and systems analysis and design. He holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology, as well as a M.Sc. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology from McGill University.
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