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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Evidence-Based Design (EBD)

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  • In parallel with evidence-based medicine, EBD uses the best available information from credible research
  • Utilizes findings & expertise from architecture, health design, clinical work processes, HIT, human factors & ergonomics, industrial & system engineering, environmental psychology & organizational theory
  • Employs function & task analyses, failure mode & effects analyses, learning labs for design teams, mock-ups, modeling, simulations, iterative testing & evaluation, usability testing, and operational try-outs in addition to experimental designs

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