Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare 2013: Bridging Communities (California)

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The Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare 2013: Bridging Communities took place on November 16, 2013, in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the American Medical Informatics Association 2013 Annual Symposium. This 1-day, in-person event was designed to foster conversation and bridge communities and included experts in biomedical informatics, nursing informatics, medical sociology, human–computer interaction, and other related fields.

The specific aims of this conference grant were as follows:

  • Develop research agendas for interactive systems in health and health care and identify strategies and mechanisms for studying such systems 
  • Discuss and develop consensus around research methodological and technical issues with regard to design and evaluation of interactive systems in health care 
  • Establish a new channel for dissemination and implementation of research on interactive systems in health care 
  • Provide a forum for developing new partnerships among researchers and stakeholder organizations as well as building their capacity to participate in research activities and use the results of the research on interactive systems in health care 
  • Establish a mentorship program for students and junior faculty and researchers in the field and provide them with an opportunity to meet with leading researchers in the areas related to interactive systems in health care

The agenda featured a poster session and several panels, including “The Funding of Interdisciplinary Research in Interactive Systems in Healthcare,” “Embracing Methodological Challenges in Clinical Systems,” “Publishing across Disciplines,” “Towards Designing Health IT that Works for Users,” “Understanding and Designing to Support Patient Work," and “Electronic Health Record Usability: Current Status and Future Directions”. The grant funding also supported a mentoring program for eight students and junior researchers to attend the workshop and to be mentored by senior researchers in the field of human-computer interaction and biomedical informatics.

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Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare 2013: Bridging Communities - Final Report

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Chen, Y. Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare 2013: Bridging Communities - Final Report. (Prepared by the Regents of the University of California under Grant No. R13 HS022817). Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2014. (PDF, 212.13 KB)

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