Healthcare Ergonomics

Having an ergonomically sound healthcare environment is vital.

Now, more than ever, caregivers are working with clinical software applications as part of their daily workflows. But as the use of  hospital based software for data entry and manual handling of hospital equipments and patients has increased. The incidence of musculoskeletal injury among caregivers, impacting productivity and the quality of care

Hospitals offer a multitude of opportunities for ergonomists to improve the comfort and health of their employees. Only a few of which have been considered here.

With increasing pressures on healthcare, effective hospital ergonomics will become increasingly important.

To be most effective, ergonomists must be involved in the design of facilities, jobs and work processes, in the selection of work equipment and in personnel training.

Each hospital needs a comprehensive site-wide ergonomics plan and allocate the necessary resources to support this.

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OSHER WORLDWIDE GROUP is the most diversified health care company in the India and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Indians enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term.

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