The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has awarded a 3 year grant of $785,953 to Dr. Lukasz Mazur, core faculty member at CHiP, titled Simulation-based Research to Enhance Performance of Radiation Therapist.
His research focus has been on engineering management in relation to patient safety and continuous quality efforts in healthcare, and human factor engineering - more specifically, workload and individual performance during human-machine interactions.
The goal of the grant is to study the impact of standardized and generalized simulation-based training and the enhancements in cognitive workflows and user interfaces on radiation therapy providers’ performance and mental workload. The outcome of the study will optimize patient safety by improving radiation therapy provider’s ability to detect potentially lethal events.
Dr. Lukasz Mazur has previously been awarded the Alumni Outstanding Extension Service Award from NCSU, and his paper, “Facilitating Lean Learning and Behaviors in Hospitals during the Early Stages of Lean Implementation” was awarded the Eschenbach best paper of the 2012 year award from the American Society of Engineering Management.