Resilience Engineering is a paradigm for safety in complex socio-technical systems, yet its application to healthcare is still very limited. Resilience engineering focuses on the fundamental systemic characteristics that enable safe and efficient performance in both expected and unexpected conditions.

How can resilience engineering be applied to make our healthcare systems safer? During this two day gathering at the National Academies’ Keck Building in Washington D.C., world experts in resilience engineering and resilient health care presented a set of principles and practices that practitioners can leverage in their efforts to improve safety.

The workshop presenters and attendees shared knowledge, sparked innovative ideas, and inspired new collaborations and partnerships to apply resilience engineering in healthcare. Representatives from sectors of academia, industry, and government worked together to explore the ways in which resilience engineering can be applied in healthcare.

Ideas to Innovation: Simulating Collaborations in the Application of Resilience Engineering to Healthcare was hosted by  MedStar Health and the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) as the first conference in UIDP’s Ideas to Innovation series. The Ideas to Innovation series provides a unique forum for representatives from diverse arenas to come together and discuss ways to advance the idea to innovation process in emerging technology areas. In addition, these workshops serve as a test bed to demonstrate how best practices and lessons identified by UIDP can be tested and evaluated. Read more about the series here

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