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W21C Patient Safety Podcast

This podcast is about patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare, and is produced with the support of W21C - a research and innovation centre in the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary, Canada. Please visit and to reach us. Email

May 9, 2014

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In this episode Paul Campsall and Elizabeth Parfitt describe an antimicrobial stewardship smartphone application that they have developed specifically for the Calgary region. 

After listening to this podcast, listeners will: 

  • Be aware of the SpectrumCalgary app, how it was developed, the logic behind it, the goals of use, and how it differs from other apps on the market. 
  • Understand the area of research called human factors. Learn how human factors testing revealed potential issues with the original design of SpectrumCalgary, and a few changes made as a result of the testing. 
  • Realize the importance of human factors usability testing as a key component in the development process for apps and other software. 

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