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Electronic Health Record Informatics
A workshop of the
29 th Human-Computer Interaction Lab Symposium
University of Maryland
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
(and we invite you to attend the complementary sessions on May 22 nd )

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.



  • First group
    Front row: Rachel Sengers, Megan Monroe, Philip Resnik, Kenyon Crowley, Aaron Navarro, Eliz Markowitz
    Second row: Rajan Zachariah, Jeff Millstein, ?, Catherine Reeser, Salma Ting, Amit Shah, Germaine Irwin, Matt Quinn
    Back row: ?, Seth Powsner, ?, Stuart Urban, Lee Osterweil, ?, Zach Hettinger
  • Second group
    Front row: ?, Beth St. Jean, Ana Szarfman, Catherine Plaisant, David Fram
    Second row: Shiji James, Paul Nagy, Rachel Sengers, Marshall Presser, Tamra Meyer, Sharon Laskowski
    Back row: Kerese Wright, Jihoon Kang, Juan Morales, ?, ?, Luc Beaudoin, Adam Perer, Michael Cohen, ?, Joris Van Dam



  • 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 Candidate
  • Megan Monroe -- 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 Tuesday and demos Wednesday morning), this Wednesday 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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