• Now is the Time to Make Progress on Your Device Labeling

    This is the fourth post in a multipart series on how medical device and pharmaceutical companies can continue to make progress on Human Factors-related activities during the COVID-19 crisis. Device labeling (e.g., user manuals, instructions for use (IFU), quick start guides, on-screen instructions, posters, on-device labels, cartons, trays, etc.) is an important component of the […]

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  • Keep Your Documentation Rolling

    This is the third post in a multipart series on how medical device and pharmaceutical companies can continue to make progress on Human Factors-related activities during the COVID-19 crisis. Now is the perfect opportunity to devote the time that you might normally have spent traveling to observe or prepare for face-to-face research to developing critical […]

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  • You Don’t Have to Stop Testing

    This is the second post in a multipart series on how medical device and pharmaceutical companies can continue to make progress on Human Factors-related activities during the COVID-19 crisis. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented effect on many companies with telecommuting at an all-time high. With the CDC, the Federal government, and various state governments advising […]

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  • Don’t Let COVID-19 Stop your Progress

    This is the first post in a multipart series on how medical device and pharmaceutical companies can continue to make progress on Human Factors-related activities during the COVID-19 crisis. The rapid onset of the COVID-19 crisis has many businesses grappling with how to maintain momentum on their development programs, especially as it relates to human […]

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  • Next week, Christina Mendat, PhD and Liz Mauer, MHCI, will be attending the 2020 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care on behalf of our company. The symposium will take place between March 8 – 11 at the West Harbour Castle in Toronto. There are a few events that we are glad […]

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  • Human Factors MD Attends JDRF 2020 TypeOneNation Summit

    By Marissa Karagiannis, BA Human Factors MD attended the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 2020 TypeOneNation Summit in Charlotte, NC in January.  The conference connected patients living with diabetes and their families and provided educational and fun resources to adults and children in the community. There were a variety of events such as cooking demonstrations, […]

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  • Lean On (Your Formatives)

    By Corinna Proctor, MS The FDA and ANSI/AAMI/IEC 62366-1 provide guidance on the device design process and where human factors formative studies fit in, and what is expected. If the agency sees your submission with no Formative usability work, your submission may be ‘flagged.’ After many years in the business, we are still seeing go-to-market […]

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  • Tips for Designing Effective Medical Equipment Reprocessing Instructions

    by Eric F. Shaver, PhD The last five years have seen increased focus on the importance of adequately reprocessing reusable medical equipment. One medical device specifically – duodenoscopes – has garnered much of the attention due to the challenges associated with its’ complex design. In fact, this year alone the FDA has sent out two […]

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  • Kathy King Joins Human Factors MD

    Human Factors MD is pleased to announce that Kathy King has joined the company as a Research Associate. Kathy brings a diverse background to our company. She has over a decade of experience conducting cognitive psychology research as well as teaching psychology at the college level, including research design courses. Kathy started her human factors […]

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  • Tim Reeves Interviewed for AAMI News

    Tim Reeves, Senior Technical Director and Founder of Human Factors MD, was interviewed for the article “What Does It Mean to Design for Failure?” in the October 2019 issue of AAMI News. He provides his thoughts on the importance of understanding how design failures can negatively impact medical device use and why manufacturers should consider […]

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