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 *NEW DEADLINE:  JULY 25, 2014*


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*In Collaboration with WISH 2014, a JAMIA Special Issue:*

*Interactive Systems for Patient-Centered Care to Enhance Patient
Engagement*


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*WORKSHOP ON INTERACTIVE SYSTEMS IN HEALTHCARE (WISH) 2014: CROSSING THE
BRIDGE*

WISH 2014 will be held as a one-day interactive workshop that offers an
exciting program including keynotes, panels, breakout sessions, paper
presentations, and poster exhibition.

The workshop will be co-located with the American Medical Informatics
Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium  (http://www.amia.org/amia2014) on
November 15, 2014, Washington DC, USA, http://wish2014.wordpress.com/

*(1) Workshop Description*

Addressing the complex interplay among human, technological, and
organizational systems in healthcare is critically important. At the
intersection of these systems lies a significant research area that has the
potential to impact the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of
health care. These issues are timely and of utmost priority to be
addressed, given the recent emphasis on health information technology (HIT)
solutions as part of the ongoing efforts towards the healthcare reform.
However, biomedical informatics, human-computer interaction, medical
sociology, anthropology, and other research areas related to HIT are often
confined in their disciplinary silos, making significant and much-needed
cross-disciplinary collaboration challenging. Discussions at highly
specialized conferences or tracks within conferences can become too
narrowed and disjointed: investigating particular issues in detail but
sometimes missing the meta-context and issues from other relevant
disciplines.

At WISH 2014, researchers and practitioners with interests in HIT will come
together to promote deeper and more profound connections among diverse
communities by discussing collaborative research experiences and developing
new collaboration opportunities. It is hoped that the interactions across
these communities in a focused workshop will lead to the development of new
methods, approaches, and techniques to improve the design, adoption, and
use of HIT. WISH 2014 is designed to foster conversation and interactions,
bridge communities, and develop a shared body of knowledge.

*(2) Important Dates*

Submissions due: July 25, 2014 (New Deadline)

Notification of acceptance: August 29, 2014



*(3) Submissions*

We are accepting three types of submissions: *Technical Papers*, *Interactive
Posters,* and *Panels*. Technical papers should be submitted as maximum
4-page papers. Both interactive papers and panels should be submitted as
maximum 2-page papers. All submissions must be in the AMIA submission
format:  http://www.amia.org/amia2014/call-for-participation.

Technical Papers are intended to report completed research. Interactive
Posters allow researchers to showcase exploratory or on-going research and
to discuss their work with attendees during a poster exhibition session.
Panel submissions should propose relevant topics in healthcare research
that involves strategies and experiences in connecting and collaborating
across disciplines, research design and methodologies, or evaluation of
interactive systems in healthcare. Proposed panels are hour-long sessions
that should include brief presentations by a maximum of five panelists and
involve significant interactions with the audience.

*How to Submit:*

All submissions should be made via the WISH 2014 EasyChair submission site:
https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=wish2014. Once an author has
created an account and logged into EasyChair, click the "Submissions" tab,
click the "Add a Submission" link on the upper right. Complete the
submission instructions and then click the "Submit" button in the bottom of
the form. If you have questions or need further information, please email
the workshop organizers at [log in to unmask]

*(4) Mentoring Program*

Subject to availability of funding, WISH 2014 plans to offer a mentoring
program for students and junior researchers in the fields of HCI,
healthcare, biomedical informatics, and fields related to health
information technology. The program will offer travel support for mentees
accepted into the program and will pair them with steering committee members
for one-on-one mentoring meetings during the workshop. Updates will be
posted on the WISH 2014 website in due course.

*(5) JAMIA Special Issue*

We are calling for submissions to a JAMIA special issue on “Interactive
Systems for Patient-Centered Care to Enhance Patient Engagement.” The
special issue is intended to highlight new research on patient-centered
care and patient engagement that exemplifies the WISH theme of
cross-disciplinary collaborations. Details of the special issue will soon
be available on the WISH 2014 website (http://wish2014.wordpress.com/).



We look forward to seeing you at WISH 2014!



*Workshop Organizers:*

Charlotte Tang, PhD, University of Michigan, Flint

Nancy Lorenzi, PhD, Vanderbilt University

Christopher Harle, PhD, University of Florida

Xiaomu Zhou, PhD, Rutgers University

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