Our research team focuses on leveraging theory to conduct applied research that addresses critical safety problems in healthcare. With unparalleled access to a 10-hospital healthcare system, a diverse range of clinical expertise, and expertise in human factors, applied cognition, and safety engineering we are the nation's innovative leader in human factors and healthcare research.
Our team utilizes both traditional research methods and advanced tools and techniques to conduct cutting edge research.
MedStar Health combines the best aspects of academic medicine, research, and innovation with a complete spectrum of clinical services to advance patient care. As the largest healthcare provider in Maryland and the Washington, D.C. region, MedStar’s 10 hospitals, the MedStar Health Research Institute, and a comprehensive group of healthcare organizations are recognized regionally and nationally for excellence in medical care. MedStar has one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the country, training more than 1,100 medical residents annually, and is the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University. MedStar is a $4.2 billion, not-for-profit, regional healthcare system based in Columbia, Maryland. MedStar’s 30,000 associates and 6,000 affiliated physicians support its patient-first philosophy.
Funding and Collaboration
Our research team has a track record of successful funding from government institutions, private companies, and foundations.
We embrace a fully collaborative culture and are directly engaged with institutions from both the public and private sectors. Our partners range from small start-ups to large organizations, and we work closely with these partners to develop new insights and practices in healthcare.
List of funding partners:
- National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and BioEngineering (NIBIB)
- Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
- American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM)
- National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR)
- Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation (EMPSF)
- Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
- Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charities of Rochester
- Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)
- American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research Foundation (ASHP)
- Charles and Mary Latham Foundation
List of collaborators:
- Usability Associates
- John Wreathall & Co
- Rochester RHIO
- UserWorks, Inc
- Rand Corporation
- Human Centered Strategies
- Rational HealthCare LLC
- National Patient Safety Foundation
- University of Florida-Jacksonville, Department of Emergency Medicine
- University at Buffalo, Dept of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Human Factors Engineering Program
- Virginia Tech, Dept of Industrial Systems Engineering, Center for Safety & Human Factors
- University of Maryland, Human-Computer Interaction Lab (HCIL)
- University of Pittsburgh, EMSARN
- George Mason University, Human Factors Program
- University of Rochester, Department of Emergency Medicine
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- The Emergency Pharmacist Research Center
Note: clients of the usability division are not listed to protect their privacy. A list of references can be provided upon request. To request access to this information, contact us here and select Usability.
For more information about research at the Center for Human Factors, please contact us here and select Human Factors.