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October 20, 2021

Regenstrief researcher wins human factors and ergonomics innovators award

Regenstrief researcher wins human factors and ergonomics innovators award

Regenstrief Research Scientist Richard Holden, PhD, was awarded the Jack Kraft Innovators Award from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society at the organization’s 2021 international annual meeting.

The award honors an individual for significant efforts to extend or diversify the application of human factors and ergonomics principles and methods as well as effective efforts to encourage the application of these techniques in new areas.

Dr. Holden is a national leader in the application of human factors engineering and psychology to design and evaluate patient-facing technology interventions to improve health and healthcare. His current research has focused on collaborative, multidisciplinary and technology-enabled approaches to care for older adults with chronic conditions, particularly heart failure and dementia.

Dr. Holden’s work has been applied in settings such as the emergency room, pediatric and adult hospitals, inpatient pharmacy, hospital IT departments, primary and specialty outpatient care clinics and community-based population health management programs.

He recently co-authored a two-volume book focused on applications of patient ergonomics in real-world settings.  Dr. Holden and his co-author Rupa S. Valdez, PhD, were both recipients of the Jack Kraft Innovators Award.

In addition to his role as a research scientist at Regenstrief Institute, Dr. Holden is Dean’s Eminent Scholar, professor and chair of the department of Health and Wellness Design at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington and the chief healthcare engineer for the Center for Health and Innovation and Implementation Science.

About Regenstrief Institute

Founded in 1969 in Indianapolis, the Regenstrief Institute is a local, national and global leader dedicated to a world where better information empowers people to end disease and realize true health. A key research partner to Indiana University, Regenstrief and its research scientists are responsible for a growing number of major healthcare innovations and studies. Examples range from the development of global health information technology standards that enable the use and interoperability of electronic health records to improving patient-physician communications, to creating models of care that inform practice and improve the lives of patients around the globe.

Sam Regenstrief, a nationally successful entrepreneur from Connersville, Indiana, founded the institute with the goal of making healthcare more efficient and accessible for everyone. His vision continues to guide the institute’s research mission.

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