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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

Jun 27, 2014

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In this episode Greg Hallihan describes the science of human factors and its application to the design of healthcare systems. 

After listening to this episode, listeners will be able to:
  • Describe the science of human factors and its potential applications to the design of healthcare systems (e.g., medical technologies, environments and systems) 
  • Identify possibilities for the use of simulation in the evaluation of design of these systems, particularly healthcare environments
  • Delineate the history of patient-centered design, and be able to describe different methods to engage “users” of the health care system in the design process 
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