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Medical Practices

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Medical Practices

 
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Equipped with the latest technology, medical professionals are believed to be more efficient and reliable than ever. While this technology has made certain tasks more efficient, new studies are showcasing the consequences of under-researching and understanding the ergonomics of certain medical technology. 

According to research conducted by Alan Hedge, a professor of human factors and ergonomics in Cornell's College of Human Ecology's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, poor office layouts and continually improper use of digital devices may result in repetitive strain injuries among doctors and nurses. Hedge's results indicate that commonly reported injuries, including repetitive strain to the neck, shoulder, and upper and lower back, could be better understood, and even avoided altogether with the proper implementation of an ergonomics consultation. 

Hedge also reports that the use of computers and similar technology has increased for the medical profession over the past year, but only 5% of the 200 respondents felt that they had an expert knowledge of ergonomics, and two-thirds reported that they had no input in the planning or design of their station. However, allowing personalization in the medical offices can boost staff performance, engagement, and is shown to have an overall positive effect.

 
“With so many potential negative effects for doctors and patients, it is critical that the implementation of new technology is considered from a design and ergonomics perspective.”
— Professor Alan Hedge
 
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Ergonomic Services

Assesments, Consultation, and Training

We measure the six comprehensive data points (social, emotional, physical, environmental, personal, and organizational), of your workplace experience, and identify trends, both positive and negative, that affect performance, retention, and engagement. Our Workforce Evaluation includes both an initial and a follow-up audit to measure change and improvement. We offer recommendations tailored to your specific workplace, in order to impact the company's comprehensive workplace experience. 

  • Establish a baseline for your company's workplace well-being and culture.
  • Comprehensive workforce trends with targeted recommendations.
  • Executive summary with six numerical scores for each of the data points measured in our Evaluation.
  • Our evidence-based Workforce Evaluation requires no medical tests or personal health information.