Two UW student teams—BHI students Rebecca Hazen and Amanda Lazar, and Maher Khelifi, Ahmad Aljadaan, along with iSchool student Micheal Anando Seng—have been selected as two of eight finalists for the AMIA 2014 Student Design Challenge: "Beyond Patient Portals: Engaging Patients with their Healthcare Providers." The Student Design Challenge invited proposals for novel and original approaches to facilitating communication, information exchange, and cooperation between individuals and their healthcare providers. Finalists are invited to present their solutions during the AMIA poster session.
On the SamePage: Supporting Communication and Informed Decision Making Through a Surgical Portal Extension
Rebecca J Hazen, Amanda Lazar
Beyond Patient Portals: Engaging Patients with their Healthcare Providers: “HealthUp”: An Active Patient Portal Beyond Sickness
Maher Khelifi, Ahmad Aljadaan, Micheal Anando Seng
BIME professor emeritus Ira Kalet, PhD, has been awarded an exploratory research grant (R21) from the National Library of Medicine for his project entitled "Meta-modeling for Biological Processes." The project is for two years, and will apply some very high level mathematics to the problem of automatically producing biological process models from biomedical ontologies, specifically, using the UW Foundational Model of Anatomy to create models for predicting the dissemination of tumors to regional metastases. Mark Whipple, MD, MS, associate professor of Otolaryngology, joint with BIME, will be a co-investigator.
BIME associate professor John Gennari, PhD, will be the PI on a four-year, $1.6 million grant from the NIH National Library of Medicine titled "Physiological Knowledge Integration and Recombinant Modeling Via Accelerated Semantic Annotation." Collaborators and co-investigators include BIME adjunct research professor Daniel Cook, MD, PhD, and BHI alumnus Maxwell Neal, PhD.
The proposed research continues long-standing work by Drs. Gennari, Cook and Neal in developing formal semantics for biological processes. These semantics help biologists better share knowledge and combine biosimulation models of physiology (like reusable lego bricks). This grant is in collaboration with the University of Michigan and their Virtual Physiological Rat project, and one focus of sharing and building modular biosimulation models is to explain and explore the complex physiology of hypertension.
Chi N, Demiris G. Telehealth tools and interventions to support family caregivers: a systematic review. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. Forthcoming.
Eschler J, Kendall L, O’Leary K, Vizer L, Lozano P, McClure J, Pratt W, Ralston J. Shared calendars for home health management. Paper accepted to the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015); Vancouver, Canada.
Eschler J, O’Leary K, Kendall L, Ralston J, Pratt W. Systematic inquiry for design of health care information systems: an example of elicitation of the patient stakeholder perspective. Paper accepted to the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2015); Honolulu, HI.
Le T, Reeder B, Chung J, Thompson H, Demiris G. Design of smart home sensor visualizations for older adults. Technology and Health Care. Forthcoming.
Liu L, Inkpen K, Pratt W. “I’m not like my friends”: understanding how children with a chronic illness use technology to maintain normalcy. Paper accepted to the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW 2015); Vancouver, Canada.
Neal ML, Cooling MT, Smith LP, Thompson CT, Sauro HM, Carlson BE, Cook DL, Gennari JH. A reappraisal of how to build modular, reusable models of biological systems. PLoS Computational Biology. Forthcoming.
Oliver DP, Washington K, Kruse RL, Albright DL, Lewis A, Demiris G. Hospice family members' perceptions and experiences with end-of-life care in the nursing home. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Forthcoming.
BIME professor and graduate program director George Demiris, PhD, was elected to the Washington State Academy of Sciences (WSAS). WSAS announced this week the election of 18 new members in recognition of their outstanding record of scientific achievement and willingness to work on behalf of the Academy in bringing the best available science to bear on issues within the state of Washington. The new members will be inducted into the WSAS during the seventh annual meeting at the Seattle Museum of Flight in September. The newly elected bring the total number of active members to 221.