BHIS faculty & students present at the 2019 International Human Factors in Healthcare Symposium

With 13 posters, two podium talks, two invited patient safety panels and a well-organized Women’s dinner event, BHIS faculty members Drs. Tony Faiola, Liza Papautsky, Jessie Chin and Ashley Hughes ROCKED HCS2019!

The Systems-based Approach for Enhancing Teamwork (SAFE-T) lab, directed by Dr. Ashley Hughes presented their research exploits at the 2019 International Human Factors in Healthcare Symposium. Federica Violi presented a poster on Improving cost effectiveness of Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP). Rachel Mason (MPHc) presented their poster on Trauma, teams and telemedicine: Evaluating telemedicine and teamwork in a mass casualty simulation. Ayokunle Olagoke s presented a poster on Digital Divide among caregivers of chronic disease patients. Dr. Ashley Hughes (SAFE-T lab director) facilitated an invited panel discussion on frontline tales from clinician-patients’ human-factor experience.

Dr. Jessie Chin and her students presented 5 posters in the symposium about their recent findings in modeling health misinformation, designing nudging strategies for health behavior and analyzing longitudinal patient portal use in UIHealth

Dr. Papautsky’s lab had multiple presentations at the 2019 International Human Factors in Healthcare Symposium including 4 posters: 1) A Targeted Literature Review of Human Factors in Health Informatics Journals (with BHIS PhD student Shirley Burton), 2) Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: The Ultimate Distributed Cognition – It’s Time to Integrate! (with BHIS faculty Dr. Annette Valenta), 3) Who is Responsible? Family and Clinician Perspectives on Roles and Responsibilities in Critical Care (capstone project of UIC Honors College undergrad student Ummesalmah Abdulbaseer), and 4) Considering the Patient Context in Breastfeeding Education From a Human Factors Perspective (with UIC College of Nursing collaborator, Dr. Mary Dawn Koenig). In addition, Dr. Papautsky organized and chaired a panel entitled, The Patient in Patient Safety: Clinicians’ Experiences Engaging Patients as Partners in Safety.

Department Head and Professor, Dr. Tony Faiola, also presented work from his lab.