Bold Insight to present on IFU design, digital telemetry, and other human factors topics at HFES Healthcare Symposium

March 14, 2022

At this year’s International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care, members of the Bold Insight team will present on trending topics ranging from digital telemetry devices to artificial intelligence (AI) in healthcare. Bold Insight is a sponsor for the symposium and Managing Partner Korey Johnson is co-chair for the Digital Health educational track of the event.

Johnson, Bold Insight Director James Kershner, and Bold Insight Senior Researcher and Designer Katie Pingrey have developed and will present on an Instructions for use (IFU) scorecard. This tool provides an assessment of IFU compliance with guidance and industry standards, including draft guidance from the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) on instructional, user-centered design. “Because IFUs take on many formats and media, we wanted to provide an approach to understanding IFU guidance and industry standards recommendations that is both structured and flexible,” says Pingrey. “This scorecard utilizes composite scores to provide a tool for HF practitioners that can help them effectively evaluate an IFU’s design and understand the balance of strict guidance compliance and the spirit of what the guidance is trying to convey.”

Pingrey will also present a poster, IFU design: Understanding international regulatory guidance for multi-country product launches with Senior Researcher Michelle Jahn Holbrook. This presentation provides a framework for human factors practitioners to compare similarities and differences across global labelling and IFU requirements.

In their presentation Design considerations for digital telemetry products used by patients with complex psychological user needs, user experience (UX) and human factors researchers Stephanie Wiltman and Phobey Cass will share design considerations for digital telemetry products for patients with neuroattributes including anxiety, paranoia, and sensory sensitivity.

Bold Insight’s Managing Partner Gavin Lew will discuss case studies and perspectives from a book he co-authored on AI & UX in his presentation The time is now for healthcare and AI: don’t leave it up to the programmers, which will illustrate a UX framework to pave the way for AI to successfully evolve alongside digital trends in healthcare.

Korey Johnson will co-chair the Digital Health track, one of five educational tracks offered by the HFES Healthcare Symposium, and Holbrook and Bold Insight Senior Researcher Kaitlin Carter will also be session chairs for oral presentations at the symposium.

The 2022 HFES Health Symposium will be held in-person from March 20-23 in New Orleans, LA. Visit the event website to register for the event and view the full program schedule.

About HFES
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), founded in 1957, is the world’s largest scientific association for human factors/ergonomics professionals. HFES provides education, builds connections, and advocates on behalf of human factors/ergonomics field—from students to researchers, and industry practitioners—and fosters collaboration across the spectrum of professionals to drive forward advances in human factors and ergonomics because HFES believes that the seamless connection between humans and systems, and the connection between research and application, is vital to keeping all human beings safe. Learn more about HFES by visiting the organization website.