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I am serving on the Technical Program Committee for the 10th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health 2016). 
chi2016.pngServing on the Specific Application Areas subcommittee for ACM CHI 2016.


     At Pervasive Health 2014, we presented results of our study with patients and domain experts who used the Remedy technology probe to search the web for inpatient medication information. 

Paper: Patient-Centered Tools for Medication Information Search
Lauren Wilcox, Steven Feiner, Noemie Elhadad, David Vawdrey, Tran Tran

(click on image to view more information on the project and links to slides and published paper)
Patients' accurate assessment of health-related risk plays an important role in self-protective motivation and behavior change. Recent theories of behavior change treat risk perception in depth; however, less research has focused on how to draw on these theories to create convincing but intuitive explanations of risk to patients. 

At the CHI 2014 workshop on Personalizing Behavior Change Technologies, we advocated a new, personalized approach for presenting health-related risk to individuals, based on concrete information from similar patients. 

Advances in large-scale healthcare analytics have demonstrated the feasibility of computing inter-patient similarity through both knowledge-based and data-driven approaches. While originally designed based on physician use of patient data, analytics platforms could be designed to support compelling patient use cases as well.

At the workshop, we outlined the need and potential for patient-facing, clinical-similarity-based technologies to motivate health-related behavior change. We explored relevant conceptual frameworks that can inform the design and evaluation of these technologies, identified open questions related to the use of these frameworks, and explored the experiences and insights of others working in related application domains.

Paper:
Lauren Wilcox & Jimeng Sun. Supporting Patient Assessment of Risk using Patient Similarity: Implications for Behavior Change.
    The 8th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health 2014) will take place in Oldenburg, Germany this year. I will be chairing workshops. See the calls for work and conference details here.
  
CHI14Logo.png    I am joining the Specific Application Areas subcommittee for ACM CHI 2014. I also look forward to serving on the Workshop Jury. 
Patient-Clinician Communication: Roadmap for Human-Computer Interaction

Organizing Committee:
Rupa Patel, University of Washington Lauren Wilcox, Columbia University
Anthony Back, University of WashingtonEric Horvitz, Microsoft Research
Wanda Pratt, University of Washington Mary Czerwinski, Microsoft Research
Paul Gorman, Oregon Health & Science

Our workshop engaged researchers, clinicians, designers, and engineers in issues surrounding technology to promote patient-clinician communication. Dr. Anthony Back, a leading researcher in patient-clinician communication, outlined his vision for health communication

Content from our day together, including the keynote, presentations by organizers and participants, and notes from group discussions can be found on our workshop web page.

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The 7th International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare (Pervasive Health 2013) will be taking place in Venice this year. I will be co-chairing short papers and posters.

See the calls for work and conference details here.