Incorporating human factors into the built environment for healthcare



 - Online Webinar -

Date: June 10th, 2015

Time: 10am PT / 1pm Eastern

Length: 1 hour

Webinar description
The Health Quality Council of Alberta is developing a publically available framework and toolkit to support the use of human factors and patient simulation to evaluate mock-ups as part of the design process for new or renovated built environments. The framework and toolkit, developed in collaboration with various experts and stakeholders, is expected to provide guidance, increase awareness, and help spread utilization of this approach. The ultimate goal is to enhance the design of healthcare environments for safe and efficient patient and family centered care.

Bio - Jonas Shultz, MSc
Human Factors Lead - Health Quality Council of Alberta

Jonas Shultz works as a Human Factors Lead with the Health Quality Council of Alberta and has provided Human Factors expertise to a variety of healthcare organization including Alberta Health Services, Health Canada, ISMP Canada, and the Center for Healthcare Design. The majority of Jonas’ work has focused on evaluating the design of healthcare spaces such as hybrid operating theatres or ambulances, minimizing human error during medication administration, and testing the usability of medical devices. Jonas has published his work in peer reviewed papers and presented at numerous national and international conferences.