Associate Professor Farah Magrabi (Macquarie University) and Professor Wendy Rogers (Professor of Clinical Ethics, Macquarie University) were invited to contribute to and review the Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare AI White Paper produced by AAAiH international member, the Chartered Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors (CIEHF).

The aim of the paper is to promote systems thinking among those who develop, regulate, procure, and use AI applications, and to raise awareness of the role of people using or affected by AI. The paper identified eight key human factors and ergonomics principles and methods which can be used by technology developers, healthcare organisations, regulators and research funders.

The eight key human factors and ergonomics principles and methods are:

  1. Situation awareness
  2. Workload
  3. Automation bias
  4. Explanation and trust
  5. Human-AI teaming
  6. Training
  7. Relationships between staff and patients
  8. Ethical issues

“The invitation to contribute to this paper was a good example of how AAAiH members can collaborate and support international approaches and challenges to the integration of AI in sociotechnical healthcare settings,” said Associate Professor Farah Magrabi, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at Macquarie University.

“Ethics, safety and quality are critical in the implementation of every AI-healthcare development and application. We were delighted with the opportunity to contribute to the White Paper” said Professor Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE) at Macquarie University.

Associate Professor Magrabi and Professor Rogers are part of the leadership team of AAAiH and Co-Chairs of the Safety, Quality and Ethics Working Group.

The White paper was released in September 2021.