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The People and Organizational Issues-Evaluation (POI-Eval) Working Group provides a forum for the discussion, exploration, and sharing of expertise and work surrounding effective implementation and evaluation of the impact of all types of informatics interventions.

The group encourages the grounding of informatics evaluation in relevant theories and frameworks, drawing on disciplines such as public health; psychology and behavioral sciences; anthropology, sociology, and other social sciences; computer, information, and data sciences; human factors engineering; systems and implementation sciences; and health services research.


Topics of Interest

Topics that members of POI-Eval find of interest include, but are not limited to, patient engagement and safety, workflow, collaborative work and teamwork, decision-making, project and change management, technology adoption, diffusion of innovations, unintended consequences, and user experience and usability. Members employ the gamut of qualitative and quantitative methods in their work.


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Joanna Abraham, PhD

Chair 2024-2025
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology and Institute for Informatics at Washington University in St. Louis, School of Medicine
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Mustafa Ozkaynak, PhD

Past Chair 2024
Associate Professor
University of Colorado-Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus


  • Performing: Working Group has high level of engagement and output (workshops, papers, webinars)
  • Networking: Working Group has internal and external networking opportunities for members (mentorship programs, social events, collaboration)
  • Developing: New Working Group or revitalizing efforts to grow membership (recruitment efforts, leadership)
Performing: 70%
Networking: 20%
Developing: 10%

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