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Electronic Health Record Informatics
A workshop of the
28 th Human-Computer Interaction Lab Symposium
University of Maryland
Thursday May 26, 2011
(and we invite you to attend the complementary sessions on May 25 th )

The Annual HCIL Symposium is an opportunity to see all the research conducted at the HCIL lab on multiple topics (Health Informatics, Social Media, Visualization, Education etc.)
Click here to highlight all the Medical Informatics events of the symposium program.

Participant List & Abstracts




We greatly appreciate the sponsorship of this workshop from:


  • Catherine Plaisant -- HCIL, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Ben Shneiderman -- HCIL and Dept. of Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park
  • Sureyya Tarkan -- HCIL Graduate Research Assistant, Dept. of Computer Science PhD Student

Questions: Please contact email

Overview and Topics

Well-designed Electronic Health Record systems are crucial to effective adoption by clinical practitioners and to improving the quality of medical care. A challenge for medical informatics interface designers is to enable users to benefit from the increasing abundance information in a way that supports creative and effective decision making. Novel strategies in interface design and information visualization are needed.

Format: While attendees will be able to learn about the work conducted at the Human-Interaction Lab during other sessions of the symposium (talks on Wednesday and demos Thursday morning), this Thursday workshop will focus on in-depth discussions and presentations of the work of our collaborators and external researchers working on interfaces for Electronic Health Records. We will invite speakers and post the topics of the presentations as they are confirmed.

The workshop is opened to all (space permitting, so register early). If you are interested in presenting you are welcome to submit a short abstract (~ 300 words max) to Sureyya Tarkan at by May 2nd. Please summarize what you would like to present on the topic of Electronic Health Record Systems design or evaluation, and provide pointers to papers and screen shots as needed. If we receive too many requests, we may ask you to bring a poster for presentation during the breaks.

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