7th Doctoral Consortium on Sociotechnical Issues in Biomedical Informatics

November 14, 2014. Washington, DC

Sponsored by:

American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA)
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National Science Foundation


Although a wide variety of topics and interests are welcomed in the consortium, they must  address not only technical but also organizational or social issues in healthcare. For instance, the issue of knowledge management should be approached from not just a technical but also an organizational perspective.

The topics for submissions include (but are not limited to):

  • Technology Adoption and Use
  • Support for Cooperative Work
  • Governance issues related to technology
  • Knowledge Management
  • Information Needs and Seeking
  • Application implementation issues
  • Clinicians' and patients' perceptions and attitudes towards health informatics
  • Dynamics of project and evaluation teams
  • Evaluation and research methods for studying information systems in health care
  • Implications of telehealth
  • Reasons for patterns of acceptance, diffusion, and use of information and communication technologies in health care
  • Records and rationalization in health care
  • Key ethical, legal, social and policy challenges related to healthcare technologies
  • Sociotechnical issues related to healthcare technologies


2014 Madhu Reddy