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Vera Liao <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:29:43 -0400
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HealthIQ: Workshop on Health Information Quality
Held in conjunction with the
IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI) 2015
Dallas, Texas, USA

 * Submission deadline: August 7, 2015
 * Acceptance notification: August 21, 2015
 * Camera-ready papers due: August 28, 2015
 * ICHI Main Conference: October 21-23, 2015
 * HealthIQ 2015 Workshop: TBD


The last decade has seen significant changes in the health information landscape. Patients and caregivers now access health information through a myriad of avenues -- from patient health records to online health portals, from online health discussion groups to Twitter and other social media. However, these changes have also made it easy to publish and disseminate misinformation and, in turn, adversely affect the quality of health information available to patients, caregivers, and medical professionals.

We present a new workshop named HealthIQ 2015, the workshop on Health Information Quality, that would focus on issues pertaining to the quality of information in health and healthcare. The workshop will be held along with the IEEE International Conference on Healthcare Informatics (ICHI) in Dallas, Texas, USA from October 21 - 23, 2015. We envision this edition to be potentially the first in a series of high-impact workshops and symposia focusing on quality, understandability, and reliability of online health information.

HealthIQ 2015 will focus on research articles, panels, and works in progress that address the challenges of poor quality health information available to consumers. We believe the workshop will help fill the gap in understanding information quality challenges across different areas of healthcare. This understanding on problems and current issues with health and healthcare information would serve as an important reference for future research in healthcare informatics. The workshop encourages new collaborations and inter-disciplinary research to build computational tools, linguistic resources, and cognitive models around health information quality. Papers reflecting synergic collaboration between the fields of health informatics, computational science, and social science are strongly encouraged.

Workshop Topics
HealthIQ 2015 will invite submissions on (but not limited to) the following aspects of health information:
* Quality issues in health related websites, including, but not limited to, trustworthiness, usability, and biases
* Quality issues in consumer health informatics
* Quality of electronic health records (EHRs)
* Effectiveness and usability of patient portals
* Readability of medical artifacts
* Dissemination of health information in media, including social media
* Challenges in understanding, parsing, and analyzing some of the health information artifacts above, including linguistic challenges
* Evaluation of computational methodologies that address some of the above challenges
* Societal implications of poor healthcare data

Fore more details, please visit our website:

Please kindly share it with others who might be interested. Please direct your questions to the organizers. We look forward to your submissions and seeing you in Dallas.

V.G.Vinod Vydiswaran, University of Michigan, USA ([log in to unmask])
Q. Vera Liao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA ([log in to unmask])
Kavita Ganesan, Utah Valley University, Utah, USA ([log in to unmask])
* To reach all organizers, please email to [log in to unmask]

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