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Industry Advice: Earn RAC Points and Enhance Your Resume by Writing for RAPS' Regulatory Focus

You've already read a few benefits in the title but let's reiterate:

  • Earn RAC points
  • Enhance your resume/LinkedIn profile
  • Get published, and share your expertise with industry peers in the process

These are just three of the several reasons you should consider writing an article for RAPS' Regulatory Focus.

Don't sweat it if writing isn't your forte - there's nothing to be afraid of. The editorial board is there to you help you bring your ideas to life (and correct all those grammatical and punctuation errors). And once you get started, the entire writing process usually takes less time than you think. RAPS is looking for authors for the September and October 2016 issues of Regulatory FocusOr... maybe you have an idea for an article that could appear in any issue? Either way, now is your chance and here are more specific details.

HFES Health Care Symposium – What’s New in Human Factors and Usability?

Last week I had the opportunity to attend the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Health Care Symposium. Since I work on medical devices, I mainly went to the presentations in the medical devices track and found them to be very interesting and educational. The opening keynote speaker, Dr. Ross Ungerleider, talked about practices that foster an environment (particularly in an operating room) conducive to innovative thinking and learning from human error. There were a number of presenters from the medical device industry who shared case studies, lessons learned, and various models for applying usability in their individual companies and departments. We were also fortunate to learn about some changes coming for human factors standards and the latest FDA perspectives on best practices, which I thought I’d share with you this week.

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