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Human Factors Engineering and the Medical Error Epidemic- Texas Health CoLa...

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Dell Medical School - Health Discovery Building Room 1.208

1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. B

Austin, TX 78712

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Health care touches us on a daily basis, yet medical error is the third leading cause of death in the US. With a death toll estimated at over 250,000 people per year, the problem has the attention of government, industry, and academia, reflected in much research and practical actions to reduce medical error and the associated harms. Join us for the October Learning Series as Michael Wiklund joins us to discuss:

  • The medical error epidemic
  • The work flow of a typical human factors engineer from an idea to a near-final product
  • How human factors engineering fits into startup companies
  • How to satisfy regulators’ expectations in the US and EU
  • A case study involving an intravenous infusion pump

Afterwards, join us for happy hour!

The event is sponsored by Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner


About the Speaker:

Michael Wiklund is the General Manager at Emergo by UL, making medical technology safe, effective, and usable. A leader among human factors engineering professionals, he co-founded Wiklund Research & Design in 2005. In 2012, the company was acquired by UL to form the foundation for the current international, beneficial consulting practice known as Emergo.

Wiklund is a board-certified human factors professional. He has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at Tufts University for over 30 years, pioneering a focus on applying human factors to medical technology and teaching graduate-level human factors courses on the topic. He is an author and/or editor of multiple books on human factors including “Designing Usability Into Medical Devices”, “Usability Testing of Medical Devices” (2nd edition published in 2015), “Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis” (2016), “Writing Human Factors Plans and Reports” (2018), and “Designing for Safe Use” (2019) and others. He has authored over 70 technical articles on myriad human factors topics and has served repeatedly as a juror in product design competitions conducted by International Design Magazine and MD&DI Magazine. He holds several user interface design patents. Prior to co-founding Wiklund Research & Desing, Inc, Wiklund was Vice President of the Human Factors Engineering Group at the American Institutes for Research.

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The event will be live streamed to additional locations. Please select which location you plan on attending in your response:

  • UT Health San Antonio, Center on Smart and Connected Health Technologies, School of Nursing Room 1.120
  • UTSA SBDC Technology Commercialization Center, UTSA Downtown Campus; Institute for Economic Development, Durango Building – Room 2.112A , 501 W Cesár E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78209
  • Temple Health & Bioscience District, 1802 S. 1st Street, Temple, TX 76504


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Austin, TX 78712

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