ExpiresDecember 31, 2024
CME Provider: Institute for Healthcare Improvement
Description of CME Course
This course is an introduction to the field of human factors: how to incorporate knowledge of human behavior in the design of safe systems. You’ll explore case studies to analyze the human factors issues involved in health care situations. And you’ll learn how to use human factors principles to design safer systems of care — including the most effective strategies to prevent errors and mitigate their effects. Finally, you’ll learn how technology can reduce errors — even as, in some cases, it can introduce new opportunities for errors.
The IHI Open School offers a range of online courses created by world-renowned faculty in improvement capability, patient safety, triple aim for populations, person- and family-centered care, leadership, and quality, cost, and value. Each course takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to complete and consists of three to five lessons that end with assessments.
Learners must complete the course and achieve a passing score of 75% on each post-lesson assessment to receive a certificate of completion.
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS Lifelong Learning CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Psychiatry and Neurology
ABMS Self-Assessment Activity
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Explain how human factors principles apply to health care.
Describe how changes to processes can mitigate the effects of factors that contribute to error.
Define simplification, standardization, constraints, forcing functions, and redundancies.
Discuss the risks and benefits of using technology to improve patient safety.
Health Care Errors, Patient Safety, Teamwork, Communication, Patient, Adverse Event, Root Cause Analysis, SBAR, Human Factor, Swiss Cheese Model, Standard Work, Culture of Safety, Process Improvement, Critical Language, Psychological Safety, Handoff, Transparency
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Systems-based Practice
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Physician Well-being activity
Organizational Culture of Wellness
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Physician Executives, Rural, Urban, VA/Military
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes
Patient Safety/Medical Errors