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Co-located with the American Medical Informatics Associationís Fall

October 22, 2011

Washington Hilton, Washington, DC

*Sponsored by: ACM, AMIA, Georgia Institute of Technology, Microsoft
Research, Northeastern University, NSF, AHRQ*


With the growing emphasis on the adoption and impact of Health IT (HIT), HIT
researchers and practitioners are increasingly focusing on the design
of interactive systems, human factors, and human-computer interaction.
Despite this progress, however, there exists a largely untapped potential to
create deeper and more profound connections among the biomedical,
informatics, human-computer interaction, human factors, medical sociology,
and anthropology communities that would lead to the development of new
methods, approaches, and techniques for removing the barriers to the
adoption of HIT.

To address this limitation, the Association of Computing and Machinery (ACM)
Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2010) hosted the 2010
Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2010, The workshop attracted over 150 participants
from a variety of disciplines and institutions and included a combination of
invited panels, keynote talks, and research presentations. At WISH 2010,
researchers and practitioners discussed the most pressing issues in the
design, development, and evaluation of HIT and the impact of new research on
commercial HIT systems.


You are cordially invited to attend WISH 2011, hosted by the American
Medical Informatics Association and collocated with its Annual Symposium in
Washington, DC, on October 22, 2011. Building on the success of WISH 2010,
the workshop will be a part of the pre-AMIA program and will have a format
similar to last yearís workshop, including invited panels, a peer-reviewed
technical program and an interactive poster reception. In addition, the
workshop will include keynote talks by Dr. Elizabeth Mynatt (Georgia
Institute of Technology) and Dr. William Stead (Vanderbilt University).

We encourage anyone interested in the topic of interactive systems in
healthcare to join us for what will be a stimulating day of presentations,
discussion and idea sharing amongst an interdisciplinary group of
researchers and practitioners.


Through the generous support of our sponsors, registration costs have been
significantly lowered. Information on registering can be found here:


WISH 2011 will be held at the Washington Hilton (, the same hotel at which the AMIA Annual
Symposium will be held. Attendees wishing to book their hotel reservation at
the Hilton should do so soon as the hotel will likely fill up quickly. There
are also a number of other hotel options nearby.

For more information on the workshop, including the program and steering
committee, please visit the WISH website:

We hope to see you at WISH!

Madhu Reddy (Penn State), Co-Chair

Lena Mamykina (Columbia University), Co-Chair

Andrea Grimes Parker (Georgia Institute of Technology), Co-Organizer

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