Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing

Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare

Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA

Editors: Duffy, Vincent G., Lightner, Nancy (Eds.)

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  • Reports on human factors applications in healthcare from a multidisciplinary perspective
  • Written for clinicians, patients, health organizations and insurance providers alike
  • Highlights best practices in healthcare settings
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This book discusses the latest advances in human factors and ergonomics, focusing on methods for improving quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness in patient care.  By emphasizing the physical, cognitive and organizational aspects of human factors and ergonomics applications, it reports on various perspectives, including those of clinicians, patients, health organizations and insurance providers. The book describes cutting-edge applications, highlighting the best practices of staff interactions with patients, as well as interactions with computers and medical devices. It also presents new findings related to improved organizational outcomes in healthcare settings, and approaches to modeling and analysis specifically targeting those work aspects unique to healthcare. Based on the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, held on July 27-31, 2016, in Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA, the book is intended as timely reference guide for both researchers involved in the design of healthcare systems and devices and healthcare professionals aiming at effective and safe health service delivery. Moreover, by providing a useful survey of cutting-edge methods for improving organizational outcomes in healthcare settings, the book also represents an inspiring reading for healthcare counselors and international health organizations.

Table of contents (43 chapters)

Table of contents (43 chapters)
  • Analysis of Surgeons’ Muscle Activity During the Use of a Handheld Robotic Instrument in Laparoendoscopic Single-Site Surgery

    Sánchez-Margallo, Francisco M. (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Assessing the Influence of Personal and Organizational Factors on Surgeon’s Performance: A Study on Surgeons’ Perceptions

    Onofrio, Rossella (et al.)

    Pages 17-26

  • Human Reliability Analysis (HRA) for Surgery: A Modified HEART Application to Robotic Surgery

    Trucco, Paolo (et al.)

    Pages 27-37

  • Prospects and Problems of Smart Glasses as Tools for Surgery

    Shinohara, Kazuhiko

    Pages 39-45

  • A New Elderly Clothing Design Reduces Nurse Aides’ Occupational Injury in Nursing Homes

    Yang, Wen-Yu (et al.)

    Pages 49-59

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41652-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41651-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare
Book Subtitle
Proceedings of the AHFE 2016 International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, July 27-31, 2016, Walt Disney World®, Florida, USA
Editors
  • Vincent G. Duffy
  • Nancy Lightner
Series Title
Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Series Volume
482
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41652-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41652-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-41651-9
Series ISSN
2194-5357
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 465
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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