Chair: (2022 – 2025)
Linda W. Peute
Department of Medical Informatics
University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Vice-chair: (2022 – 2025)
Romaric Marcilly
Centre d’Investigation Clinique
University of Lille
Lille Cedex, France

WG objectives:

  • To promote methods and techniques devoted to the study of human factors in the field of Biomedical Informatics.
  • To coordinate studies and actions in this domain and to develop standardization initiatives for usability studies and user-centered design in the healthcare domain, confronting state of the art methods, models, innovations and results.
  • To disseminate rigorous scientific principles for performing formal usability evaluations to improve their degree of efficiency, acceptability and safety of health informatics applications.
  •  To create standards for the use of HFE and Usability Testing in the certification of EHRs
  • To build and maintain a registry of HFE and Usability Tests.

Focus: Human factors can be the difference between systems that function well in the clinical environment and systems that function poorly. Human factors engineering is the field of study which deals with the cognitive aspects of the human computer interaction. This working group will explore methods for studying the computer-human interaction in health, including regarding optimal interface designs for health informatics software to make the computer a welcome partner with both the clinician and the patient in the empowered longitudinal care of the individual.

Annual Reports

June 2022 – 2023
June 2021 – 2022
June 2020 – 2021
June 2019 – 2020
June 2018 – 2019
June 2017 – 2018