Bold Insight’s Korey Johnson featured in AAMI’s latest BI&T journal focusing on early use-related research for medical devices

Bold Insight’s Korey Johnson featured in AAMI’s latest BI&T journal focusing on early use-related research for medical devices

A roundtable of experts was featured in the July/August 2019 issue of the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) bimonthly journal, Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology (BI&T). The discussion, Early Research into the Operational Context of Device Use Is Needed, highlighted trends, value, and various roles of early use–related research of medical devices. Bold Insight’s Managing Director Korey Johnson, a frequent presenter and active member in the human factors research community, was asked to lend his expertise to the dialog.  

 “It was a great experience to connect and discuss with my peers a topic we are all passionate about,” said Johnson. “Most of us are involved in developing standards and defining best practices for this type of research, so we appreciate any opportunity to answer questions and share our perspectives with members of the healthcare technology management community who are tasked with executing this research. Our goal, as human factors practitioners in healthcare, is to do more than ensure safe and effective use at the conclusion of the product development process. We aim to make humans and the human experience central to the entire development process. AAMI is a respected resource for furthering industry standards and best practices. Convening this roundtable discussion on early use-related research is a great example of the organization helping to push the industry in the right direction.” 

 AAMI members can access the full article by visiting https://www.aami-bit.org/doi/10.2345/0899-8205-53.4.290.  

 Connect with Korey Johnson on Linked In, Twitter, or email (korey.johnson [at] boldinsight.com). 

 About Bold Insight 

Bold Insight is user experience (UX) and human factors (HF) research agency based in Chicago. Our team offers clients the expertise and professionalism of a large agency, with the imagination and agility of a startup; specializing in medical device research, human factors validation, and large-scale global testing. http://Boldinsight.com/human-factors 

 About AAMI and BI&T publication 

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) publishes BI&T (Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology) a bimonthly peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the developers, managers, and users of medical instrumentation and technology. Twice each year, AAMI also publishes the award-winning Horizons series. Each issue focus on a single topic of  interest to the medical technology community.  

Founded in 1967, AAMI is a unique alliance of nearly 7,000 members united by the common goal of increasing the understanding and beneficial use of medical instrumentation. Members include clinical engineers, biomedical equipment technicians, manufacturers, sterile processing professionals, researchers, quality assurance and regulatory affairs experts, and other healthcare technology professionals.  Visit https://www.aami.org/ to learn more.

Bold Insight’s Gavin Lew to highlight medical devices and human factors at Intellus Worldwide Summit

Bold Insight’s Gavin Lew to highlight medical devices and human factors at Intellus Worldwide Summit

*Gavin Lew, Managing Director of Bold Insight, will present at the 2019 Intellus Worldwide Summit Insights Evolution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 20, 2019. In his talk, Medical Devices & the Human Factors of Health, Lew will describe the regulatory environment for new product development involving medical device delivery. He will also detail how human factors research can be applied to advance product design and improve success.

“Because regulatory agencies, such as the FDA, now require human factors research on the design of a medical device to ensure safe and effective use, there is an opportunity for market research to support this effort during the early exploratory phase of a product lifecycle,” commented Lew.

With a deep expertise in medical device research, the Bold Insight team frequently presents at healthcare-related events and contributes to industry standards. Read our latest health news.

Connect with Gavin on Linked In and Twitter.

 

About Intellus Worldwide

Formed in 2018, Intellus Worldwide unified renowned industry associations The Pharmaceutical Business Intelligence and Research Group (PBIRG) and Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG) bringing together healthcare insights professionals and global pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers and service providers. For more information about the event, visit https://www.intellus.org/Events-Webinars/Summit-2019

 

About Bold Insight

Bold Insight is user experience (UX) research agency based in Chicago. The team offers clients the expertise and professionalism of a large agency, with the imagination and agility of a startup. This dynamic offering results in responsiveness, sense of pride and ownership, and flexibility to exceed project expectations. Find out more at y9qch.hosts.cx or email hello@y9qch.hosts.cx to discuss your next project. *

 

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

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

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.

For more information about HFES and hosted events, visit hfes.org.

 

About Bold Insight

Bold Insight is user experience (UX) research agency based in Chicago. Our team offers clients the expertise and professionalism of a large agency, with the imagination and agility of a startup; specializing in medical device research, human factors validation, and large-scale global testing. http://Boldinsight.com/human-factors

Bold Insight awarded Best Human Factors Research Agency of 2018

Bold Insight awarded Best Human Factors Research Agency of 2018

Bold Insight is proud to be recognized by the Global Business Insight Awards as the Best Human Factors Research Agency of 2018. The Global Business Insight Awards celebrate business leadership and innovation across a wide range of sectors. Bold Insight was selected via a rigorous year-round voting process utilizing various digital channels.

“We are extremely happy to be recognized as the Best Human Factors Research Agency of 2018,” said Bold Insight Managing Director Korey Johnson. He continued, “It is validation that the investment we’ve made in our team of highly skilled researchers over the better part of the past two decades has been noticed by our clients and the industry at large. We are not the best because we have one or two high-profile team members. We are the best because we have dedicated so much effort to our training and mentorship programs, and as a result, can ensure that the service we provide for our clients is of uncompromising quality regardless of which members of our team are involved.”

Much of Bold Insight’s work is human factors research that informs the development of safe and effective medical devices. Very active in the industry, the team often presents research and speaks at conferences about this topic. Read more about Bold Insight’s Human Factors services.

Visit https://www.globalbusinessinsightawards.com/ to read more about the Global Business Insight Awards.

 

Bold Insight’s Korey Johnson co-presents human factors training to members of FDA’s DMEPA

Bold Insight’s Korey Johnson co-presents human factors training to members of FDA’s DMEPA

Representatives from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) provided a two-day training course on human factors science, user-centered design principles, and root cause analysis on September 25-26, 2018 at the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland. This course was attended by representatives of the Division of Medication Error Prevention and Analysis (DMEPA) from the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Korey Johnson, Managing Director of Bold Insight, along with Dr. Anthony Andre, and Michael Wiklund were the three experts selected by HFES to provide this training course.

The training was intended to provide attendees with deeper knowledge of and appreciation for the scientific roots of human factors research and user-centered design. Training drew on seminal research and literature from the fields of psychology, engineering, and product design, and leveraged a wide range of practical examples of both good and bad application of human factors science.

“There are many reviewers within CDER tasked with assessing the extent to which submissions adequately support a decision indicating that a product can be used safely and effectively. Many of those reviewers have abundant experience assessing human factors and user-centered design related shortcomings. With this training we hoped to provide a bit more of the scientific underpinnings of our practice – on one hand to amplify instances where requests for additional research are warranted, and on the other hand to provide the scientific context for when that additional research may not be warranted,” said Johnson.

For more information about the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), visit hfes.org.

Connect with Korey Johnson on Linked In, Twitter, or email.

Bold Insight is a user experience (UX) research agency based in Chicago. Our team offers clients the expertise and professionalism of a large agency, with the imagination and agility of a startup; specializing in medical device research, human factors validation, and large-scale global testing. https://boldinsight.com/human-factors

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