Human Factors in Healthcare: An interview with Russ Branaghan

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Every day around the world thousands of people receive medical treatment. They, or their health care practitioner are using a medical device: an xray machine, a pacemaker, a medication infusion pump… So how well designed is that medical device? Did a human factors expert work on the design to help make it error proof? How can you prevent human error in the use of the device?

In this episode of Human Tech we speak with Russ Branaghan. Russ has a Ph.D. and has worked as a human factors engineer, with a specialty in healthcare for decades. He is President of Research Collective, a human factors and UX consulting firm and the author of Humanizing Healthcare — Human Factors for Medical Device Design, which was published in February of 2021.

Humanizing Healthcare – Human Factors for Medical Device Design:  9783030644321: Medicine & Health Science Books @ Amazon.com

We talk about what it’s like to design medical devices from a human factors point of view  Also, in this episode Russ offers to give career advice to anyone who’s interested in getting into the field.

To reach Russ you can email him at russ@research-collective.com

and here is a link to the website of his company: www.research-collective.com

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