Testing the functionality of new medical devices

Strauss, Stephen
January 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/29/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 3, p273
Academic Journal
The article reports on the works of the Healthcare Human Factors Group in Toronto, Ontario which is to test the functionality of the hospital's new medical equipment and devices. The institutions have turned to the group from the University Health Network for an objective evaluation of the usability of competing devices in the market. The group's successful identification of which machines can lead to medical error, has enabled the team to become the largest hospital-based usability, ergonomics or human factors laboratory in the world.


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