Research and Improvement Projects

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The Center for Health Care Human Factors leads an assortment of projects that aim to foster safer health care systems, help health care professionals to thrive in their work, and engage patients and families as active members of the health care team.

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Current Projects

Project Firstline: Foundational Questions to Inform Infection Control Training and Improvement

CDC N00024-13-D-6400 [11/12/20-9/26/22]

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and the Johns Hopkins Medicine Armstrong Institute Center for Health Care Human Factors have partnered to explore enhancements to infection control within the built environment and workflows within, for the nation’s operating rooms (ORs) and other clinical spaces.

A Human Factors and Systems Engineering Approach for Understanding the Diagnostic Process and Associated Hazards in the Emergency Department

AHRQ R01HS027198-01: [09/30/19-09/29/22]

The aim of this project is to understand provider (physician and advanced practice provider) work involved in ED diagnosis and identify associated performance shaping factors, to understand collaborative work involved in ED diagnosis and identify associated performance shaping factors and to conduct a proactive risk assessment of the diagnostic process in the ED.

Strategies for Improving Opioid Use in Perioperative Pain Management

CDC R01CE003150-01-00: [09/30/19-09/29/22]

We developed a Perioperative Pain Program (PPP) to coordinate the continuum of care for surgical patients on chronic opioid therapy throughout the perioperative period. The objective of the proposed project is to evaluate the implementation and effectiveness of the PPP.

PROMIS Learning Lab: Partnership in Resilience for Medication Safety

AHRQ-JHU sub to UTA R18HS027277-01: [10/01/19-09/30/23]

The goal of the project is to develop and test innovative tools and design guidelines to enable partnering between patients/families and professionals to reduce harms from inappropriate practices of medication use. 

Past Projects


Other Faculty Projects