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Prof Simon LI’s keynote talk at Hospital Authority: errors should not be viewed as faults of men

Prof Simon LI’s keynote talk at Hospital Authority: errors should not be viewed as faults of man

Prof Simon LI Yau-Wai, Assistant Professor of the Department of Applied Psychology, was invited by the Hospital Authority to deliver a keynote talk at the “Hospital Authority Quality and Safety Forum 2018” on 5 November 2018 at the Lecture Theatre of Hospital Authority Building.

 

Under the theme “Quality Patient Care (Hi-tech vs Hi-touch)”, Prof Li’s talk “Human Factors and Error in Healthcare” introduced the concept of “human factors” to a group of over 200 medical practitioners.

 

Human factors is a discipline that strives to design effective and technology to reduce human risk and enhance safety His talk highlighted the crucial role human factors plays in creating a technologically oriented and safe healthcare system.

 

One of the key messages was that errors should not be viewed as faults of human, but consequences of inappropriately designed procedures or technology.

Prof Simon LI’s keynote talk at Hospital Authority: errors should not be viewed as faults of man