2012 Symposium on Human Factors in Health Care

The presentation items listed below are from the Health Care Information Technology Track of the 2012 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care.

March 12-14, 2012

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Baltimore, MD 21202


Session 1 – Setting The Context: What’s the Challenge With HIT?

Monday, March 12, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

1. Ross Koppel, University of Pennsylvania, Human Bodies vs. Human Factors: Why HIT Is So Hard to Get Right (Invited)

2. Terry Fairbanks, National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Healthcare, Health IT Stories From the Trenches: Perspectives of a Human Factors EngineerTurned Physician (Invited)

3. Robert Wears, University of Florida, “I’m From the EMR and I’m Here to Help You”: How HIT Does or Does Not Support Clinical Work (Invited)


Session 2 – Advances in the Design of EHR: Thinking Beyond the Current Paradigms

Monday, March 12, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

1. Jonathan Nebeker, VA Salt Lake City Health Care System/Universityof Utah Medical School, Beyond Ergonomics: Supporting Expert Sense Making for Electronic Health Record Systems (Invited)

2. Frank Drews, George E. Wahlen VA Medical Center/University of Utah, Resilient Heath Information Technology: The Why and How (Invited)

3. David Kreda, Social Research Corporation, Decoupling the Cognitive and Transactional User Experiences in EMRs (Invited)


Session 3 – Understanding Issues in Acceptance of EHR by Health-Care Professionals

Monday, March 12, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

1. Richard J. Holden, Vanderbilt University, Factors Shaping the Use and Acceptance of Health Information Technology: Results From Studies of Bar-Coding Technology, Electronic Health Records, and Computerized Provider Order Entry

2. Lauren Zack, Athena Health, and Janey Barnes, User-View Inc., Best Practices in Applied Research Methods for Improving Usability and Patient Safety of Electronic Health Records


Monday, March 12, 4:45 to 6:00 p.m.

Health-Care Information Technology

1. Dean Karavite, Robert W. Grundmeier, and Alexander G. Fiks, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, A Comprehensive Approach to Comprehensive Decision Support

2. Onur Asan and Enid Montague, University of Wisconsin, Madison, An Analysis of Patient-Physician Information Sharing and Collaboration

3. Wayne Zachary and Russell Maulitz, CMZ Health Technologies, Cognitive Interaction Analysis of Clinical Encounters

4. Timothy R. McEwen and John M. Flach, Wright State University; Nancy Elder, University of Cincinnati, Development and Evaluation of an Ecological Display for the Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of Cardiovascular Risk

5. Drew Link, Margaux M. Price, Leo Gugerty, and Jennifer Parham-Mocello, Clemson University; Dorritt Billman, NASA Ames Research Center, Effects of Domain Knowledge in Searching for Internet Health Information

6. Michael F. Rayo, Jr. and David Woods, Ohio State University; Matthew Weinger, Vanderbilt University; Emily S. Patterson, Ohio State University, Escaping Alarm Overload

7. Blake Lesselroth, Kathleen Adams, and Victoria Church, Portland VA Medical Center, Evaluation of Point-of-Care Technologies Supporting Inpatient Admission Medication History Collection: Automatic Patient History Intake Device (APHID)

8. Corey Bain, Kaiser Permanente, Implementation of EMR System in Health-Care Facilities

9. Anne Miller (presented by Matthew B. Weinger), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, “Shared HIT Spaces for Distributed Care Delivery: Realizing the Promise”

10. Taylor Anderson, Cheryl Bolstad, and Mica Endsley, SA Technologies, Inc., Situation AwarenessOriented Design (SAOD) and the CDC BioPHusion Center

11. Erik Pupo, Deloitte, Using Clinical Information Models to Improve Health Information Exchange Usability

12. Emily Polander, Wright State University, “We’re Bringing Bio Back”: Putting Biomedical Back into Lay Mental Models of Alcoholism

13. Marissa A. Vallette and Barrett S. Caldwell, Purdue University, Activity Cycles and Information Alignment


Session 4 – Policy and Certification

Tuesday, March 13, 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.

1. Sharona Hoffman, Case Western Reserve University, “Meaningful Use and Certification of Health Information Technology: What About Safety?” (Invited)

2. Steven D. Harris, Rational Healthcare; Robert A. North, Human Centered Strategies, LLC, “Mining MAUDE: Perspectives on EHR and Device Design From the FDA”

3. Richard Horst, UserWorks, Inc., “The Usability Certification Quandary in Health Care”


Session 5 – Design and Usability

Tuesday, March 13, 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon

1. David Brick, Village Cardiology, Why Usability Is Important: A Perspective From the Front Line (Invited)

2. Mary Kate Foley, Athena Health, Design and Usability of Health Records: Tales From the Front (Invited)

3. Varuna Prakash and Patricia Trbovich, University Health Network, Designing Health Care IT for Interruption-Filled Environments: Redesigning Interface Elements of a Chemotherapy Medication System


Session 6 – Organizing the Enterprise to Deliver Better Usability

Tuesday, March 13, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

1. Nancy Staggers, University of Maryland, Solving Wicked Problems in HIT With a Usability Maturity Model (Invited)

2. Teresa Zayas-Cabán and Kevin Chaney, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Ritu Agarwal, Catherine Anderson, Kenyon Crowley, and P. K. Kannan, University of Maryland, Improving Consumer Health IT Application Development: Lessons From Other Industries

3. Ruthann Lipman, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine; Robert Budacki, ENT Specialists of Northwest PA; David Eibling, University of Pittsburgh, Re-Engineering the Health Care Team: The Effect of Assigning Information Tasks to a New Team Member


Session 7 – Cases in Point: HIT Applications

Tuesday, March 13, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

1. David Eibling, University of Pittsburgh/VA Pittsburgh, Voogle: A Query-Based Application That Rapidly Locates, Accesses, and Aggregates VA Patient Information to Reduce Provider Cognitive Load

2. Jenna Marquard, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Barry Saver, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Brian Amster and Junghee Jo, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Peggy Preusse, Diane Kirk, and Lawrence Garber, Fallon Clinic, In-Home Observations of Patients’ Uptake and Use of the CONDUIT-HID Consumer Health Informatics Interventions


Tuesday, March 13, 4:45 to 6:00 p.m.

Health-Care Information Technology

1. Enid Montague and Jie Xu, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Care Provider and Patient Trust in Health Technology: Implication From an Experimental Study of Passive Users

2. Lacey Colligan, University of Virginia; Henry Potts, University College London; Robert A. Sinkin, University of Virgina, Changes in Cognitive Workload of Pediatric Nurses During Implementation of a Vendor-Built Electronic Health Record

3. J. G. Dwyer and E. S. Heitmiller, Johns Hopkins Medicine, Controlled Substance Reconciliation Improvement Initiative Following Introduction of Electronic Anesthesia Data Record Implementation

4. Yuval Bitan and Michael F. O’Connor, University of Chicago, Correlating Data From Different Sensors to Increase the Positive Predictive Value of Alarms: An Empirical Assessment

5. Michelle R. Rogers, Margaret O’Neill, and Renee Turchi, Drexel University, Development of a Decision Support Tool for Primary Care Providers in Pediatric Obesity Management

6. Marc L. Resnick and Panagiotis Kapasakalidis, Bentley University, Development of an Electronic Patient Record Selection Instrument

7. Rochelle Mendonca, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia; Roger O. Smith, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Effects of Accessibility Labeling on Medical Device Purchase Decisions of Individuals With Disabilities

8. Theresa Guarrera, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Robert Stephens and Lindsey Clarke, National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Health Care; Nicolette McGeorge, University at Buffalo, SUNY; Rollin J. (Terry) Fairbanks, National Center for Human Factors Engineering in Health Care/Georgetown University; Shawna Perry, Virginia Commonwealth University; Robert Wears, University of Florida/Imperial College London; Li Lin and Ann Bisantz, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Engineering Better Health IT: Cognitive Systems Engineering of a Novel Emergency Department IT System

9. Jessica Wardlaw and Muki Haklay, University College London, Supporting Decision Making Through the User Interface: Health Information Technology in a Public Health-Care System Context

10. Leigh A. Baumgart, Ellen J. Bass, Jason A. Lyman, and John Voss, University of Virginia, Supporting the Investigation of Clinical Practice Through Interactive Population-Based Reporting

11. Molly Schaeffer, Beyond the Box Solutions, Inc.; Barbara J Moore, Northeastern University, User-Centered Design – Clothing the EMR Emperor

12. Xianjun Sam Zheng, Siemens Corporate Research/Tsinghua University; Stefan Christov, University of Massachusetts Amherst; Yu Sun, University of Alabama at Birmingham; Xiping Song, Siemens Corporate Research, UWoN (User Workflow Notation): A Visualization Tool for User Workflow Analysis and Modeling for Developing Health-Care IT

13. Karen Dunn Lopez, University of Illinois at Chicago; Chieh-Li Chin, Rachael Ramsey, and Jordan Petry, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; William Schuh, Carle Foundation Hospital; Daniel Morrow, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Effects of an EHR System in an Urgent/Convenient Care Clinic: Implications for Redesign

14. Priyadarshini Pennathur, Johns Hopkins University; Yan Xiao, Baylor Health Care System; Michelle MacDonna, Sharon Owens, and Ayse P. Gurses, Johns Hopkins University, Multidisciplenary Discharge Communications: To Structure or Not to Structure?

15. Jennifer Cloud-Buckner and Jennie J. Gallimore, Wright State University, Safety in Managing Patient Test Data: Assessing Perceptions, Attitudes, and Actions


I am a technologist with a strong background in software engineering. I have many interests. My current distractions are 70s-80s-90s music [it's a very eclectic collection], ontology, information architecture, mobile device technology, medical bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, and nanorobotics.

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