The vision of HEPS is represented by the bridge connecting the past and future of healthcare
services, as well as ergonomists and clinicians, patients and providers. The past HEPS
conferences in 2005 and 2008 succesfully contributed to highlight and develop the ergonomics
contribution to patient safety, thanks to the participation of researchers, practicioners and
The third HEPS conference, jointly organized by IEA, AEE and SIE will focus on the challenges
healthcare ergonomics faces in designing healthcare services as the co-product of the
interaction between clinicians and patients. In particular, HEPS 2011 will have specific
tracks dedicated to patient centered design of biomedical devices, intelligent information
systems and clinical pathways for the acute and chronic conditions.
Oviedo is an enchanting venue to host HEPS and its convivial atmosphere will certainly favour
the interactions between ergonomists, clinicians and patients. The scientific contributions
and the patient stories will intertwine in the plenary and interactive sessions, to finally evolve
in a consensus document on healthcare ergonomics and patient safety.
Proposal for participation
A broad range of research and applied topics will be covered during the Conference. The topics listed under each thematic area are indicative of the broad spectrum of issues to be addressed, and are not intended to limit the range of submissions.
For any further details on participation please don't hesitate to contact our Organizing Secretariat:
Via A. Righi, 8 - 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI) - Italy
Phone: +39 055 3361.1 - Fax: +39 055 3033895
Registration and Final Paper Submission open till March 31st
HEPS 2008 Official Website
HEPS 2008 Conference Proceedings
HEPS 2005 Conference Proceedings