Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) 2020

Saturday, November 14
10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST


Andrea Parker, PhD,
Georgia Institute of Technology

Tiffany Veinot, PhD,
University of Michigan

As the impact of health information technologies (HIT) continues to increase, HIT researchers and practitioners are increasingly focusing on the design and development of effective and engaging interactive systems, and the evaluation of such tools. Active since 2010, the Workgroup on Interactive Systems in Health (WISH) brings together industry and academic researchers in health informatics, human-computer interaction, mobile health, and other disciplines to foster cross-disciplinary research that will drive future innovations in health care and health promotion. This year, the 2020 WISH Symposium’s theme is Digital Health Equity. The full-day, virtual workshop will include a mix of presentations, discussion, breakout sessions, and posters organized around such topics such as: (1) Racism as a public health concern, and the role of interactive systems in addressing this issue; (2) Using interactive systems to address health and healthcare disparities emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic; and (3) Empirical methods & challenges in the use of digital technology to study and address health inequities. Content will include original research, works-in-progress and provocations, and research highlights that aim to foster awareness of recently-published research across disciplines, and interactive discussion. As in previous years, a mentoring program for junior scholars in the area will also be offered.

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