Ben Tzion Karsh

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint A review of medical error reporting system design considerations and a proposed cross-level systems research framework
    Richard J Holden
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Ave, Room 387, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Hum Factors 49:257-76. 2007
  2. pmc A human factors framework and study of the effect of nursing workload on patient safety and employee quality of working life
    Richard J Holden
    Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 3218, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:15-24. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Barriers to the adoption of ergonomic innovations to control musculoskeletal disorders and improve performance
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 3217, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 44:161-7. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Self-reported violations during medication administration in two paediatric hospitals
    Samuel J Alper
    Human Factors Practice, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Chicago, IL USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:408-15. 2012
  5. pmc A human factors engineering paradigm for patient safety: designing to support the performance of the healthcare professional
    B T Karsh
    Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:i59-65. 2006
  6. pmc Health information technology: fallacies and sober realities
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:617-23. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Human factors and systems engineering approach to patient safety for radiotherapy
    A Joy Rivera
    Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:S174-7. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Macroergonomics and patient safety: the impact of levels on theory, measurement, analysis and intervention in patient safety research
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 3218, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 41:674-81. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Job and organizational determinants of nursing home employee commitment, job satisfaction and intent to turnover
    B Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 387, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Ergonomics 48:1260-81. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Toward a theoretical approach to medical error reporting system research and design
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 387, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 37:283-95. 2006

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. ncbi request reprint A review of medical error reporting system design considerations and a proposed cross-level systems research framework
    Richard J Holden
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Ave, Room 387, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Hum Factors 49:257-76. 2007
    ....
  2. pmc A human factors framework and study of the effect of nursing workload on patient safety and employee quality of working life
    Richard J Holden
    Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 3218, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 20:15-24. 2011
    ..In contrast, we conceptualised a human factors model for workload specifying workload at three distinct levels of analysis and having multiple nurse and patient outcomes...
  3. doi request reprint Barriers to the adoption of ergonomic innovations to control musculoskeletal disorders and improve performance
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 3217, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 44:161-7. 2013
    ..The barriers identified were moderated by whether or not the respondents were likely to adopt. Implications for diffusing ergonomic and safety innovations are discussed...
  4. doi request reprint Self-reported violations during medication administration in two paediatric hospitals
    Samuel J Alper
    Human Factors Practice, Exponent Failure Analysis Associates, Chicago, IL USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:408-15. 2012
    ..Violations of safety protocols are paths to adverse outcomes that have been poorly addressed by existing safety efforts. This study reports on nurses' self-reported violations in the medication administration process...
  5. pmc A human factors engineering paradigm for patient safety: designing to support the performance of the healthcare professional
    B T Karsh
    Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 15:i59-65. 2006
    ..The concepts of human performance and hazard reduction are explained...
  6. pmc Health information technology: fallacies and sober realities
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Systems Engineering Initiative for Patient Safety, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 17:617-23. 2010
    ..These fallacies must be understood and addressed for HIT to yield better results. Foundational cognitive and human factors engineering research and development are essential to better inform HIT development, deployment, and use...
  7. doi request reprint Human factors and systems engineering approach to patient safety for radiotherapy
    A Joy Rivera
    Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 71:S174-7. 2008
    ..However, an understanding of the human factors and systems engineering is lacking, and confusion remains about what it means to apply their principles. This paper provides a primer on them and their applications to patient safety...
  8. doi request reprint Macroergonomics and patient safety: the impact of levels on theory, measurement, analysis and intervention in patient safety research
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 3218, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 41:674-81. 2010
    ..Because these nested levels exist, they may exert as yet untested influence on the levels below. In this paper the impact of levels on theory, measurement, analysis and intervention in patient safety research is discussed...
  9. ncbi request reprint Job and organizational determinants of nursing home employee commitment, job satisfaction and intent to turnover
    B Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 387, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Ergonomics 48:1260-81. 2005
    ..The implications for retaining nursing home employees are discussed...
  10. ncbi request reprint Toward a theoretical approach to medical error reporting system research and design
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 387, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 37:283-95. 2006
    ..In addition we present an integrated theoretical model of medical error reporting system design and implementation...
  11. pmc Employed family physician satisfaction and commitment to their practice, work group, and health care organization
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 1513 University Avenue, Room 3218, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Health Serv Res 45:457-75. 2010
    ..Test a model of family physician job satisfaction and commitment...
  12. pmc Beyond usability: designing effective technology implementation systems to promote patient safety
    B T Karsh
    University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 387, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Qual Saf Health Care 13:388-94. 2004
    ..Given the rapid and ever increasing pace of technology implementation in health care, it is critical for the science of technology implementation to be understood and incorporated into efforts to improve patient safety...
  13. doi request reprint A 4-year intervention to increase adoption of safer dairy farming work practices
    Larry J Chapman
    Biological Systems Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Am J Ind Med 54:232-43. 2011
    ..Previous work has shown that social marketing efforts can persuade farm managers to adopt practices that reduce injury hazards compared to traditional practices if the new practices maintain profits...
  14. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of an intervention to reduce musculoskeletal hazards among fresh market vegetable growers
    Larry J Chapman
    Biological Systems Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin, 460 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 35:57-66. 2004
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  15. doi request reprint Evaluation of a four year intervention to reduce musculoskeletal hazards among berry growers
    Larry J Chapman
    Biological Systems Engineering Department, University of Wisconsin, 460 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    J Safety Res 39:215-24. 2008
    ..Fresh market berry production workers are exposed to physical risk factors for musculoskeletal injury...
  16. ncbi request reprint Multiple user considerations and their implications in medical error reporting system design
    Kamisha Hamilton Escoto
    MacroErgonomics Safety and Health Laboratory, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Hum Factors 48:48-58. 2006
    ..The study examined the differences between physicians and clinical assistants in their preferences for a statewide medical error reporting system...
  17. doi request reprint Work exposures, injuries, and musculoskeletal discomfort among children and adolescents in dairy farming
    Larry J Chapman
    University of Wisconsin, Biological Systems Engineering Department, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:9-21. 2009
    ..The exposures of very young workers to hazardous tractor driving and tower silo tasks suggest that there is an urgent need for improved and validated interventions to reduce these exposures...
  18. ncbi request reprint The use and value of information systems as evaluated by dairy and specialty crop farm managers
    Larry J Chapman
    University of Wisconsin Industrial and Systems Engineering Department, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    J Agromedicine 14:324-35. 2009
    ..Research and outreach efforts intending to communicate information to farm managers may be able to be more efficient at reaching and persuading their intended audience if they first investigate manager information behavior...
  19. doi request reprint Evaluation of a 3year intervention to increase adoption of safer nursery crop production practices
    Larry J Chapman
    University of Wisconsin, Biological Systems Engineering Department, 460 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 41:18-26. 2010
    ..We conducted a 3year intervention to increase awareness and adoption of eight more profitable nursery crop production practices that reduced certain traumatic and musculoskeletal injury hazards...
  20. ncbi request reprint Using variance analysis to detect hazards in a bar-code-assisted medication preparation process
    Kamisha Hamilton Escoto
    Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Saf 30:622-8. 2004
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  21. pmc Quality of work life of independent vs employed family physicians in Wisconsin: a WReN study
    John W Beasley
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin, Madison 53521, USA
    Ann Fam Med 3:500-6. 2005
    ..We explored the quality of work life and its relationship to employment by health care organizations...
  22. pmc Information chaos in primary care: implications for physician performance and patient safety
    John W Beasley
    Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
    J Am Board Fam Med 24:745-51. 2011
    ..The purpose of this article is to explore the concept of information chaos as it applies to the issues of patient safety and physician workload in primary care and to propose a research agenda...
  23. ncbi request reprint Value of human factors to medication and patient safety in the intensive care unit
    Matthew C Scanlon
    Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
    Crit Care Med 38:S90-6. 2010
    ....
  24. pmc The technology acceptance model: its past and its future in health care
    Richard J Holden
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    J Biomed Inform 43:159-72. 2010
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Crossing levels in systems ergonomics: a framework to support 'mesoergonomic' inquiry
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Appl Ergon 45:45-54. 2014
    ..The paper concludes with a set of issues which could form part of a future agenda for research within systems ergonomics. ..
  26. ncbi request reprint Design elements for a primary care medical error reporting system
    John W Beasley
    Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Wisconsin, 777 S Mills St, Madison, WI 53715, USA
    WMJ 103:56-9. 2004
    ..State and federal initiatives to develop medical error reporting systems are being proposed. For these to lead to an effective error reporting system to improve primary care, the needs of primary care professionals must be understood...
  27. pmc Development of a primary care physician task list to evaluate clinic visit workflow
    Tosha B Wetterneck
    Division of General Internal Medicine, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, 310 North Midvale Blvd, Madison, WI 53705, USA
    BMJ Qual Saf 21:47-53. 2012
    ..However, there is a lack of tools to describe and study primary care physician workflow. We developed a comprehensive list of primary care physician tasks that occur during a face-to-face patient visit...
  28. pmc Effects of mental demands during dispensing on perceived medication safety and employee well-being: a study of workload in pediatric hospital pharmacies
    Richard J Holden
    School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1550 Engineering Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Res Social Adm Pharm 6:293-306. 2010
    ..Pharmacy workload is a modifiable work system factor believed to affect both medication safety outcomes and employee outcomes, such as job satisfaction...
  29. ncbi request reprint Quality management and the work environment: an empirical investigation in a public sector organization
    Alvaro D Taveira
    Department of Occupational and Environmental Safety and Health, University of Wisconsin Whitewater, 800 W Main Street, 53190, Whitewater, WI, USA
    Appl Ergon 34:281-91. 2003
    ..The relationships between these TQM elements and work environment dimensions are discussed. Implications for TQM and ergonomic practice are analyzed, and directions for future research proposed...
  30. ncbi request reprint Quality of work life of family physicians in Wisconsin's health care organizations: a WReN study
    John W Beasley
    University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine, Madison 53715, USA
    WMJ 103:51-5. 2004
    ..Because of its impact on physician recruitment, retention, commitment to the organization, and patient care, the quality of physician work life is an important problem...
  31. doi request reprint A change management framework for macroergonomic field research
    Richard J Holden
    Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1513 University Avenue, Room 3218, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Appl Ergon 39:459-74. 2008
    ..For each principle, corresponding suggestions for macroergonomic field research practice are presented. We urge other researchers to further develop and adopt frameworks that guide the implementation of field research...
  32. ncbi request reprint Power hand tool kinetics associated with upper limb injuries in an automobile assembly plant
    Chia Hua Ku
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706 1608, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 4:391-9. 2007
    ..Therefore, a combination of tool, work station, and task requirements should be considered...
  33. doi request reprint A systematic review of safety violations in industry
    Samuel J Alper
    University of Wisconsin Madison, 3217 Mechanical Engineering Building, 1513 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Accid Anal Prev 41:739-54. 2009
    ..Methodological suggestions and a macroergonomic framework are offered for improving future studies of the epidemiology of safety violations...
  34. pmc Involving intensive care unit nurses in a proactive risk assessment of the medication management process
    Hélène Faye
    Center for Quality and Productivity Improvement, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin Madison, USA
    Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf 36:376-84. 2010
    ..Such methods can also be used to identify ICU nurses' contribution to the quality and safety of medication management...
  35. pmc Intervention to increase adoption of safer dairy farming production practices
    Larry J Chapman
    University of Wisconsin Biological Systems Engineering Department, 460 Henry Mall, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:125-33. 2009
    ..We conducted an intervention to increase adoption of three dairy farming practices shown to reduce certain traumatic and musculoskeletal injury hazards...
  36. ncbi request reprint When is a defibrillator not a defibrillator? When it's like a clock radio.... The challenge of usability and patient safety in the real world
    Ben Tzion Karsh
    Ann Emerg Med 50:433-5. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint Thick versus thin: description versus classification in learning from case reviews
    Robert L Wears
    Ann Emerg Med 51:262-4. 2008
  38. doi request reprint Modelling the expected net benefits of interventions to reduce the burden of medication errors
    Jonathan Karnon
    Department of Health Economics and Decision Science, School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, UK
    J Health Serv Res Policy 13:85-91. 2008
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  39. ncbi request reprint Human factors engineering and patient safety
    Matthew C Scanlon
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
    Pediatr Clin North Am 53:1105-19. 2006
    ..Future work should focus on systematically understanding the human factors needs of children with the goal of redesigning systems of health care to optimize the safety of children and the performance of their care providers...
  40. pmc Workarounds to barcode medication administration systems: their occurrences, causes, and threats to patient safety
    Ross Koppel
    Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Sociology Department, McNeil Building, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    J Am Med Inform Assoc 15:408-23. 2008
    ..Shortcomings in BCMAs' design, implementation, and workflow integration encourage workarounds. Integrating BCMAs within real-world clinical workflows requires attention to in situ use to ensure safety features' correct use...

Research Grants7

  1. Bar Coding Technology and Patient and Employee Safety
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Fourth, it is significant that this study will take place in pediatric facilities since the complexity of health care delivery is compounded with children. ..
  2. Bar Coding Technology and Patient and Employee Safety
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Fourth, it is significant that this study will take place in pediatric facilities since the complexity of health care delivery is compounded with children. ..
  3. Bar Coding Technology and Patient and Employee Safety
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Fourth, it is significant that this study will take place in pediatric facilities since the complexity of health care delivery is compounded with children. ..
  4. Bar Coding Technology and Patient and Employee Safety
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Fourth, it is significant that this study will take place in pediatric facilities since the complexity of health care delivery is compounded with children. ..
  5. The Value of CPOE in Pediatric Inpatient Units and Its Impact on Safety and Work
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Fifth, the evaluation will take place in the pediatric intensive care unit, neonatal intensive care unit, a general medical/surgery unit, and a hematology/oncology unit, providing a clear picture of MSI impacts. ..
  6. Proactive Risk Assessment of Primary Care of the Elderly
    Ben Tzion Karsh; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The innovativeness lies in the collaboration between recognized experts in safety engineering and primary care. The investigators have a history of successful collaboration and deliverables in primary care patient safety. ..