Optimizing the Presentation and Visualization of Health Data for Patients and Providers

Event Date: May 30, 2017 | 1:30pm – 3:00pm ET

Event Materials:

  • Presentation Slides (PDF, 3.42 MB)
  • Q&A (PDF, 213 KB)


The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) hosted a webinar to discuss methods for optimizing the presentation of health data for both providers and patients. Presenters discussed methods for presenting meaningful displays of medical test result data to patients for improved understanding and describe two EHR usability studies around navigators and clinical note organization to improve the efficiency of provider documentation.

Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Describe the challenges patients face in understanding medical test data and present evidence-based methods to overcome these barriers and help patients make sense of the data, manage their health, and make choices about their care. 
  2. Describe findings around EHR navigator usage and clinical note organization with usability studies to support improved provider workflow. 


Associate Professor
Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Research Associate Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
Associate Professor of Surgery and Health Informatics Core Faculty
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Chief Health Information Officer
Fairview Health Services and University of Minnesota Physicians


Chun-Ju (Janey) Hsiao, Ph.D.

Health Scientist Administrator
Division of Digital Healthcare Research, Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement, AHRQ

Eligible providers were able to earn up to 1.5 CE/CME contact hours for participating in the live webinar.

If you have questions, please contact DigitalHealthcareResearch@ahrq.hhs.gov.