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Academic Staff

Dr. Calvin K.L. Or

Associate Professor
Assistant Head of Department
Email:

klor@hku.hk

Tel:

2859 2587

Office:

HW 8-7

Biography

Dr. Calvin K.L. Or obtained his BEng and MSc degrees in Industrial Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Mississippi State University, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research work focuses on the application of human factors and ergonomics to improve the design and usability of health care work system and technology to enhance the satisfaction, safety, and health of patients and health care professionals.


Research Interests

  • Human factors and ergonomics; human-computer interaction
  • Consumer health informatics; health systems engineering; patient safety
  • Information technology implementation, adoption, and acceptance

Professional Services

  • President, Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (2019 - present)
  • Scientific Editor for Applied Ergonomics (2019 - 2021) 
  • Associate Editor for BMC Health Services Research
  • Editorial board for Journal of Medical Internet Research–Human Factors
  • Editorial review board for the International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics
  • Scientific Advisory Board for the International Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare

Courses

Current

  • IMSE3128 Human Factors Engineering
  • IELM6030 Ergonomics (Graduate level)

Past

  • Man-Machine Systems
  • Occupational Health & Safety Management
  • Work Design
  • Introduction to Human Factors Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Or, C. K. L.*, Tong, E., Tan, J., & Chan, S. (2018). Exploring factors affecting voluntary adoption of electronic medical records among physicians and clinical assistants of small or solo private general practice clinics. Journal of Medical Systems, 42(7), article 121 (p.1-12). https://rdcu.be/PuKQ

  • Yan, M. & Or, C. K. L.* (2017). A 12-week pilot study of acceptance of a computer-based chronic disease self-monitoring system among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and/or hypertension. Health Informatics.
  • Or, C. K. L.* & Tao, D. (2016). A 3-month randomized controlled pilot trial of a patient-centered, computer-based self-monitoring system for the care of type 2 diabetes mellitus and hypertension. Journal of Medical Systems, 40(4), 81.
  • Chow, C. B., Wong, W. H. S, Leung, W. C., Tang, M. H. Y., Chan, K. L., Or, C. K. L., Li, T. M. H., Ho, F. K. W., Lo, D., & Ip, P.* (2016). Effectiveness of Internet-based injury prevention program in enhancing mother’s knowledge on child safety. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)-Research Protocols, 5(4): e205.
  • Li, S. Y. W.*, Cox, A., Or, C., & Blandford, A. (2016). Effects of monetary reward and punishment on information checking behaviour. Applied Ergonomics, 53, 258-266.
  • Or, C. K. L.*, Tao, D., & Wang, H. (2017). The effectiveness of the use of consumer health information technology in patients with heart failure: a meta-analysis and narrative review of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 23(1), 155-166.  
  • Holden, R., Valdez, R., Hundt, A., Marquard, J., Montague, E., Nathan-Roberts, D., Or, C., & Zayas-Cabán, T. (2015). Field-based human factors in home and community settings: challenges and strategies. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual meeting (Los Angeles, CA, October 26-30, 2015).
  • Or, C. K. L.* & Wang, H. (2014). A comparison of the effects of different typographical methods on the recognizability of printed drug names. Drug Safety, 37(5), 351-359.
  • Or, C. K. L.* & Tao, D. (2014). Does the use of consumer health information technology improve outcomes in the patient self-management of diabetes? A meta-analysis and narrative review of randomized controlled trials. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 83(5), 320-329.
  • Or, C. K. L.*, Dohan, M., & Tan, J. (2014). Understanding critical barriers to implementing a clinical information system in a nursing home through the lens of a socio-technical perspective. Journal of Medical Systems. 38(9): 99.
  • Tao, D. & Or, C. K. L.* (2013). Effects of self-management health information technology on glycaemic control for diabetic patients: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, 19(3), 133-143.
  • Or, C. K. L.* & Tao, D. (2012). Usability study of a computer-based self-management system for older adults with chronic diseases. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR)-Research Protocols, 1(2), e13.
  • Or, C. K. L.*, Karsh, B., Severtson, L., Burke, L., Brown, R., & Brennan, P. F. (2011). Factors affecting home care patients’ acceptance of a Web-based interactive self-management technology. The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 18(1), 51-59.
  • Karsh, B.*, Holden, R. J., & Or, C. K. L. (2011). Human factors and ergonomics of health information technology implementation. In P. Carayon (Ed.), Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety. 2nd Ed. (pp. 249-264). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
  • Or, C. K. L. & Karsh, B.* (2009). A systematic review of patient acceptance of consumer health information technology. The Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 16(4), 550-560.
  • Or, C. K. L., Valdez, R., Casper, G., Carayon, P., Burke, L. J., Brennan, P. F., & Karsh, B.* (2009). Human factors and ergonomics in home care: Current concerns and future considerations for health information technology. WORK: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 33(2), 201-209.
  • Or, C. K. L. & Duffy, V. G.* (2007). Development of a facial skin temperature-based methodology for non-intrusive mental workload measurement. Occupational Ergonomics, 7(2), 83-94.
  • Karsh, B.*, Holden, R. J., Alper, S. J., & Or, C. K. L. (2006). A human factors engineering paradigm for patient safety: designing to support the performance of the healthcare professional. Quality and Safety in Health Care, 15(suppl_1), 59-65.

(* denotes corresponding author)