5 charities win during Bold Insight’s HFES Health Care Symposium exhibit

April 3, 2019

Held in Chicago, this year’s Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Health Care Symposium featured some notable topics, while encouraging industry collaboration to continue to advance the human factors field within the health care space. Bold Insight had a strong presence at the conference, chairing two panels and presenting three posters. In addition, our exhibit was a conference highlight that featured a classic claw machine game where attendees could not only win a Bold Insight prize, but also have the chance to choose one of five charities to which the company would donate $100.

Excitement was high throughout the two days and the five charities chosen by attendees included St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, The Alzheimer’s Association, Cavalier Rescue USA, Littleton Community Farm, and Bravo Waukegan.

“As a cornerstone of our company mission, giving back to the community is something we try to integrate into every event we are a part of,” said Bold Insight’s Managing Director Korey Johnson. “We have hosted similar efforts in the past where attendees chose where we donate in a fun, gaming environment and we wanted to bring that fun to the HFES Healthcare Symposium exhibit floor, which we definitely did.”

Bold Insight’s HFES presentations included:

  • Panel: Pre-certifying excellence in digital health: Human factors and user experience perspectives, chaired by Bold Insight’s Korey Johnson, with panelists Bob Nesbitt (AbbVie), Mick Rakauskas (Baxter), Hanniebey Wiyor (FDA), Karen Kazak (Eli Lilly and Company)
  • Panel: Human factors and medical device instructions for use: It’s not just good business it’s the law, chaired by Bold Insight’s Sam Alper, with panelists, Korey Johnson (Bold Insight), Jenny Covington (Bowman and Brooke LLP), Steve Arndt (Explico Engineering Co.), and Joy Borgardt (AbbVie).
  • Poster: Procedural context in simulated-use evaluations: It’s not training, Katie Pingrey, Ashley Chiu, Korey Johnson
  • Poster: Replicating home setups when testing with vulnerable populations, Anke Adenwala, Yvette Granger
  • Poster: Telehealth and remote patient monitoring: Interface functionality and design considerations for patient support apps and patient management portals, Tobias Langer, Korey Johnson


Be sure to check out the key insights the Bold Insight team took away from this year’s conference in our latest blog.

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