IEEE VIS 2014 WORKSHOP
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EHRVis - Visualizing Electronic Health Record Data

Paris, France
Sunday November 9, 2014

NEWS

- November 24: The papers have been posted below.
- November 7: LOGISTICS section updated with map and more information.
- October 24: The workshop registration is included in VIS conference registration, and one-day or two-day registrations are available. See th IEEE VIS 2014 registration page
- October 13: the agenda has been posted. The morning session is at the conference hotel, and the afternoon session is offsite (13 minute walk - see details below in LOGISTICS section).
- September 3: Confirmed date for the workshop is Sunday November 9.

Organizers

Questions: Please contact Silvia, Sana or Theresia (Catherine is now away from email until the conference)

OVERVIEW

Electronic Health Record (EHR) databases contain millions of patient records including events such as diagnoses, test results, or medication prescriptions. These records are an invaluable data source for clinical research and improvement of clinical quality, as they provide longitudinal health information about patient populations. The use of EHR databases could be dramatically improved if easy-to-use interfaces allowed clinical researchers and quality improvement analysts to explore complex patterns in order to build and test hypotheses regarding the benefits, risks, and appropriateness of treatments or medication regimens.

Novel strategies in information visualization and visual analytics are needed. The interest in this topic is growing at very rapid pace and is very interdisciplinary by nature, both in terms of field (medicine and computer science) but also in terms of research environment (academic research as well as industry and government agencies). Because of the European location of the conference, we have a unique opportunity to create bridges and explore new collaborations between groups that would have never met otherwise.

TOPICS: We will welcome discussions of the use of visual approaches, interaction design, statistical methods, machine learning, etc. Participants may address the needs of a variety of users: clinical researchers, epidemiologists, public health analysts, pharmaco-vigilance experts, physicians, hospital-based quality assurance officers, insurance claim analysts, patients, etc.
    Techniques may address the tasks of exploring:
  • Single records (e.g. during medical care physicians are confronted with increasingly complex patient histories from which they must make life-critical treatment decisions.
  • Collections of records (e.g. cohorts of clinical trial patients, or entire data warehouses of patent records)
The analysis of EHR data includes many specific visual analytic challenges, e.g.
  • Interactive patient summaries for clinical use
  • Temporal patterns analysis
  • Dealing with uncertain and incomplete data
  • Comparison of treatment options (for physician or patients)
  • Dealing with unstructured data (e.g. natural language)
  • Cause and effect analysis
  • Retrospective analysis versus hypothesis testing
  • Scalability
  • De-identification / Privacy
  • Case studies

AGENDA

8:30am - 8:50am: Opening Remarks - Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland

8:50am - 10:10am: Visual Exploration of Patient Cohorts (Session Chair: Sana Malik)

  • Visualizing Neonatal Spells: Temporal Visualization of High Frequency Cardiorespiratory Physiological Event Streams
    Rishikesan Kamaleswaran, James Edward Pugh, Anirudh Thommandram, Andrew James and Carolyn Mcgregor
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology and The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
    Paper (PDF)
  • Knowledge-assisted EHR visualization for cohorts
    Paolo Federico, Albert Amor-Amorós and Silvia Miksch
    Vienna University of Technology
    Paper (PDF)
  • A Visual-interactive System for Prostate Cancer Stratifications
    Jürgen Bernard, David Sessler, Thorsten May, Thorsten Schlomm, Dirk Pehrke and Joern Kohlhammer
    Fraunhofer IGD and University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
    Paper (PDF)
  • Cognitive Maps Exploration trough Kernel Density Estimation
    Antoine Lhuillier, Christophe Hurter, Hélène Amieva, Emmanuel Bardeau and Christophe Jouffrais
    Ecole Nationale de l'Aviation Civile and Centre national de la recherche scientifique
    Paper (PDF)

10:10am - 10:30am: Break

10:30am - 11:50pm: Information Organization, Evaluation, and Privacy (Session Chair: Theresia Gschwandtner)

  • Watson-Aided Non-Linear Problem-Oriented Clinical Visit Preparation on Tablet Computer
    Puripant Ruchikachorn, Jennifer J. Liang, Murthy Devarakonda and Klaus Mueller
    Stony Brook University and IBM Research
    Paper (PDF)
  • An Evaluation of Visual Analytics Approaches to Comparing Cohorts of Event Sequences
    Sana Malik, Fan Du, Megan Monroe, Eberechukwu Onukwugha, Catherine Plaisant and Ben Shneiderman
    University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore
    Paper (PDF)
  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Efficiency of Graphical, Numerical and Textual Clinical Decision Support for Nurses
    Alessandro Febretti, Vanessa Emille C. Sousa, Karen Dunn Lopez, Andrew Johnson, Gail M Keenan and Diana J Wilkie
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Paper (PDF)
  • Opportunities and Challenges for Privacy-Preserving Visualization of Electronic Health Record Data
    Aritra Dasgupta, Eamonn Maguire, Alfie Abdul-Rahman and Min Chen
    New York University and Oxford University
    Paper (PDF)

11:50am - 12:10pm: Discussion + Logistics for afternoon (Session Chair: Silvia Miksch)

12:10pm - 2:00pm: Lunch

2:00pm - 2:10pm: Opening

2:10pm - 3:00pm: Visual Exploration - short papers (Session Chair: Catherine Plaisant)

  • Design Considerations for Visualizing Large EMR Data
    Jianping Li, Chun-Fu Wang and Kwan-Liu Ma
    University of California at Davis
    Paper (PDF)
  • Bicentric Visualization of Pediatric Asthma Care Process Activities
    Rahul C. Basole, Hyunwoo Park, Vikas Kumar, Mark L. Braunstein, James Bost, Duen Horng Chau and Minsuk Kahng
    Georgia Institute of Technology and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
    Paper (PDF)
  • Visualizing State-Based Hypertension Progression Models
    Amrita Gupta, Yu-Ying Liu, Jimeng Sun and James Rehg
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Paper (PDF)
  • eHealth On the Horizon
    Robert S Laramee
    Swansea University
    Paper (PDF)

3:00pm - 6:00pm: In-depth Demos

Most paper authors will demonstrate prototypes of their presented work. Additional demonstrations are marked with a *.
  • One Size Doesn’t Fit All: The Efficiency of Graphical, Numerical and Textual Clinical Decision Support for Nurses
    Alessandro Febretti, Vanessa Emille C. Sousa, Karen Dunn Lopez, Andrew Johnson, Gail M Keenan and Diana J Wilkie
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Knowledge-assisted EHR visualization for cohorts
    Paolo Federico, Albert Amor-Amorós and Silvia Miksch
    Vienna University of Technology
  • * Gigapixel Software for Histology and Pathology
    Amy Gooch, Michael Liu and Valerio Pascucci
    University of Utah
    Paper (PDF)
  • Visualizing State-Based Hypertension Progression Models
    Amrita Gupta, Yu-Ying Liu, Jimeng Sun and James Rehg
    Georgia Institute of Technology
  • * Improving the Quality of Acute Stroke Care through Interactive Visualization of Registry Data
    Noreen Kamal, Sheelagh Carpendale, Mona Hosseinkhani and Michael Hill
    University of Calgary
    Paper (PDF)
  • Visualizing Neonatal Spells: Temporal Visualization of High Frequency Cardiorespiratory Physiological Event Streams
    Rishikesan Kamaleswaran, James Edward Pugh, Anirudh Thommandram, Andrew James and Carolyn Mcgregor
    University of Ontario Institute of Technology and The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto
  • Coco for cohort comparison - i.e. demo for the paper "An Evaluation of Visual Analytics Approaches to Comparing Cohorts of Event Sequences"
    Sana Malik
    University of Maryland, College Park and Baltimore
  • * EventFlow for event sequence analysis
    Catherine Plaisant
    University of Maryland
  • * Toward the Integrated Analysis of Phenotype, Genotype and Patient Outcomes Data
    Roy Ruddle, Darren Treanor and Phil Quirke
    University of Leeds
    Paper (PDF)

LOGISTICS

  • The workshop registration is included in VIS conference registration, and one-day or two-day registrations are available. See the IEEE VIS 2014 registration page - and don't miss the early registration discounts!
  • The MORNING session will be the conference hotel - It will start at 8:30. (see Map from Hotel website)
  • Lunch is from 12.10 to 2.00
  • The AFTERNOON session will be at a nearby (13 minute walk) location: Telecom ParisTech (49 rue Vergniaud), ROOM F503 (floor 5). It starts at 14:00 (2pm)
    Telecom-ParisTech
    49 rue Vergniaud
    Room FS504 (floor 5)

    All attendees will need their badges to enter the building
  • The workshop is open to all IEEE VIS attendees
  • Lunch is not provided but we will encourage small groups to eat together (look for possible destinations before the workshop!).
  • VIS 2014 website
  • VIS 2014 Workshop pages

TO PRESENT YOUR WORK

Contact us if you want to be included in the demo session

Deadline: was extended to August 31st 2014
Notification: September 15th 2014
If we receive too many requests, we may ask you to bring a poster and/or demo for the afternoon.

Please submit an abstract (recommended length: between 2 and 4 pages).
Format the abstract using the VIS template.
Summarize what you would like to present, and provide pointers to papers, screen shots or URLs as needed.
Selection criteria will include: relevance to the workshop topics, status of the work (i.e. favoring work with preliminary results or prototype), novelty, diversity, and interest to the VIS 2014 attendees.

Submit via EasyChair here.

If the abstract is accepted you will get a chance to revise it before it is posted here, on the workshop website. The Copyright (C) will remain with the authors, so you will be able to submit extended versions of the work elsewhere.

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