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Interactive Visual Exploration of Electronic Health Records

A HCIL 2008 Symposium Workshop

May 30th, 2008, Friday, 9:30am-5:P30pm

 

Overview

This workshop is a part of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab's Annual Symposium.  We encourage you to attend these presentations about the research being done at the Lab!  Visit the HCIL Symposium page for more information. As electronic health records (EHR) become more widespread, they enable clinicians and researchers to pose complex queries that could benefit immediate patient care and deepen understanding of medical treatment outcomes. However, the current design of patient databases and query tools makes some queries difficult to pose. This workshop will address efforts to develop visualization tools for physicians, clinical researchers, and medical administrators seeking to improve diagnostic decisions, treatment plan outcomes, and hospital quality assessment. Challenges include design of visual query interface, rapid execution of the queries, and comprehensible exploration of the results.

 

Topics

  • Multiple EHR visualization
  • Exploration of temporal patterns
  • Single/multiple EHR summary
  • Visual query interface
  • On-field evaluation

 

 

Thank you All For Coming!

Note: Image of David Wang has been digitally added to the photo.  Click on the picture for a larger version.

 Back Row: Bruce Bray, Sandipto Banerjee, Brian Drohan, Matthew Kim, Wolfgang Aigner, Tobias  Lehtipalo, Jim Fackler, Jefferson DeLisio, Byron Smith, David Wang, Sameer Antani

Middle Row: Mike Gillam, Ben Shneiderman, Seth Powsner, Vivian Gainer, Kristen Werner, Catherine Plaisant, Rupa Patel, Mave Houston, Stanley Lam

Front Row: David Roseman, Anne Haake, Mark Smith, Rosemary Tate, Lauren Wilcox, David Pieczkiewicz

 

pre-workshop events

All workshop participants are invited to the following events on the May 29th:

25 Years of HCIL Celebration

All workshop participants are cordially invited to the 25 Years of HCIL Celebration.  It is to be held on May 29th, 2008, (4:45 PM - 6:00 PM) in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab (Second Floor Hornbake Building) shortly after the Symposium.  Everyone is invited (whether you have registered for the Symposium or not).  You can find the directions to the lab here: 

HCIL General Directions: http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/contact/travel_to_hcil.shtml

 

 

Gratis Dinner (May 29th)

We have finalized our workshop dinner plan to be on the evening of Thursday, May 29th.  Shortly after the 25 Years of HCIL Celebration, we will be taking all participants to the 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant for dinner.  If you are getting in town a little later than 6:00 PM, but still would like to join us for dinner, you can directly come the restaurant (near campus).  Contact information and directions to the restaurant are listed below:

The 94th Aero Squadron Restaurant

5240 Paint Branch Pkwy

College Park, MD 20740-3812

(301) 699-9400

Directions: http://www.the94thaerosquadron.com/CollegePark/directions.html

Restaurant Web Page: http://www.the94thaerosquadron.com/CollegePark/index.html

 

Reservation is made under the name Ben Shneiderman

 

Workshop Schedule and participant list

Below is the tentative workshop schedule.  It is updated as we finalize more information.  Please note that posters from participants will be set up and will be available during lunch and breaks.

 

Participant List

8:30

Light breakfast in lobby

Meet and greet in our workshop room  

9:30

Welcome and around-the-room introduction

 

Catherine Plaisant

Associate Research Scientist, UMIACS, University of Maryland

 

Taowei David Wang

Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland  

10:00

Introduction to the Topic  [sides: ppt, pdf]

 

Ben Shneiderman

Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland  

10:15

Opening Keynote

"Gaining New Medical Insights Through Interactive Visualization"  [slides: pdf]

 

Wolfgang Aigner

Associate Researcher, Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering
(ike), Danube University Krems, Austria

 

Silvia Miksch 

Professor, Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering (ike), Danube
University Krems, Austria  

11:00

Break

11:20

Session 1: Current Clinical Systems

 

"Current Clinical Displays:  Good, Bad, and Ugly"  [notes: rtf ]

 

Seth Powsner

Faculty, Yale Center for Medical Informatics
Professor of Psychiatry & Emergency Medicine
Chief, Psychiatric Emergency Service, Yale-New Haven Hospital  

 

"Emerging Opportunities in Interactive Visual Exploration of EHRs"

 

Mike Gillam

MedStar

Washington Hospital Center

Microsoft  

 

 

"Temporal Exploration of EHRs using the i2b2 Open Source Platform" [slides: ppt, pdf]

 

Vivian S. Gainer

i2b2 Project Specialist, Partners Healthcare  

12:30

Lunch

2:00

Session 2: Evaluation of Clinical Visualizations

 

"Evaluating Displays of Clinical Information"  [slides: pdf]

 

David Pieczkiewicz

NIBIB / CIBM Postdoctoral Fellow

Biomedical Informatics Research Center 

Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation  

 

"Searching EHR for Temporal Patterns: A Case Study with Azyxxi" [slides: ppt, pdf]

Stanley Lam

Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

with Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman, Mark Smith, and Mike Gillam  

 

3:00

Break

3:20

Session 3: Emergent Clinical Visualization Designs

"Using the EHR for Large Scale Identification of Patients" [slides: ppt, pdf]

Brian Drohan

Department of Computer Science, University of Massachusetts Lowell

with George Grinstein

 

"Lifelines2: Hypothesis Generation in Multiple EHRs" [slides: ppt, pdf]

Taowei David Wang

Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

with Catherine Plaisant, Ben Shneiderman, Shawn Murphy, Mark Smith

 

4:15-5:30 Discussion and Future Steps

All Presentation Material [zip]

 

Talk Canceled

Unfortunately, professor Scott could not make it to the workshop, and her talk (listed below) originally scheduled for  Session 3 has been canceled.  However, you can see her publications here.

"Querying and Presenting EHR with Natural Language Generation"

Donia Scott

Professor of Computational Linguistics, Open University, UK

with Richard Power and Catalina Hallett

 

 

 

Organizers

  • Ben Shneiderman, Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland
  • Catherine Plaisant, Associate Research Scientist, UMIACS, University of Maryland
  • Taowei David Wang, Graduate Student, Department of Computer Science, University of Maryland

 

ADVISORS

  • Silvia Miksch, Professor, Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering (ike), Danube
    University Krems, Austria
  • Wolfgang Aigner, Associate Researcher, Department of Information and Knowledge Engineering
    (ike), Danube University Krems, Austria
  • Mark Smith, Chair, Emergency Department, Washington Hospital Center
  • Mike Gillam, MedStar, Washington Hospital Center, Microsoft
  • Shawn Murphy, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital

 

LOGISTICS

Hotel Recommendations

Directions to Workshop & Symposium

 

Related HCIL Pages

    Projects

  • Lifelines:  Visualizing Patient records, criminal records, and personal histories

  • PatternFinder: Query support for electronic health records

  • PatternFinder in Azyxxi: Temporal query formulation and result visualization in action

  • Lifelines2: Discovering Temporal Categorical Patterns Across Multiple Records

    Past Workshop

 

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