Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) 2013 will be co-located with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium  on November 16, 2013 in Washington, DC.


Addressing the complex interplay among human, organizational, and technological systems in healthcare is critically important. At the intersection of these systems lies a significant research area that has the potential to impact quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care in America. Although new research initiatives aim at better aligning health information technology, real clinical practice, and design of technologies informed by the best practices in human factors and human-computer interaction, current efforts are spread out in several disjointed research communities, without established pathways for transfer of knowledge and expertise.

At WISH 2013, researchers and practitioners with interests in health information technology will come together to promote deeper and more profound connections among the biomedical informatics, human-computer interaction, medical sociology and anthropology communities. The gathering of these communities in a focused conference will lead to the development of new methods, approaches, and techniques to improve the design, adoption, and use of health information technology (HIT). This workshop is designed to foster conversation, bridge communities, and develop a shared body of knowledge.

WISH 2013 will offer an exciting program, including keynote speeches, invited and peer-reviewed panels, and poster exhibitions.


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Co-Chair   Yunan Chen, University of California, Irvine Co-Chair   Lucila Ohno-Machado, University of California, San Diego
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Co-Organizer   Kai Zheng, University of Michigan Co-Organizer   Charlotte Tang, University of Michigan, Flint


WISH 2013 will take place in conjunction with the AMIA Annual Symposium at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC on November 16, 2013.


Registration for WISH 2013 is now open.

Early bird registration deadline: August 29, 2013

Advance registration deadline: October 24, 2013

Attendees may register for WISH and AMIA, or only WISH. Note that WISH workshop is listed under “Tutorials and Working Group PreSymposia”.  If you register for WISH and not AMIA, be sure to select “Pre-symposium Only” under Reg Type.

Register at: http://www.amia.org/amia2013/registration



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