Human Factors SIG

The success of telehealth applications is dependent upon a number of considerations, many of which are related to human factors (HF): how humans interact with technical systems during use, training, and maintenance. Formed in the spring of 2003, the mission of the Human Factors Special Interest Group (SIG) is:

  • To promote the conscious integration of human factors into telemedicine and e-health systems by first providing education in the practical use of HF principles and methodologies, and second by reaching out to the designers and vendors of telemedicine technology and systems

  • To make HF a significant design and operational component of a modern, technologically enabled health care system

  • To promote and provide education on human factors principles and methodologies in the use of telecommunications technology in healthcare

  • To provide a forum for ATA members to exchange information and network in areas related to human factors in various application settings

Areas of focus for the coming year:

  • Form a task force to plan and design a short course for future ATA annual meetings.

  • Form a task force to develop Human Factors evaluation guidelines that can be applied to telemedicine projects.

  • Identify areas of interest shared with other ATA SIGs for potential future collaboration.


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SIG Leadership


Chair
Latisha Rowe, MD, MBA
CEO, Click It Clinic
Houston, TX

felicity_mack.jpgVice Chair
Felicity Mack, M.D.
Director of Telemedicine Services
Rodom Medical Consulting, P.A.
Buffalo, NY

Immediate Past Chair
Elizabeth Krupinski, PhD
Assistant Director, Program Evaluation
University of Arizona
Department of Radiology - Research Telemedicine Program
Southwest Telehealth Resource Center