HOFMI - Human and Organisational Factors of Medical Informatics

Main Objectives

  • To establish a network of researchers and practitioners interested in the role of human and organisational factors in the use of healthcare technologies.

  • To organise workshops, panels and tutorials dedicated to this topic at the Medical Informatics Europe (MIE) conference and other events.

  • To disseminate knowledge about the role of human and organisational factors in the use of healthcare technologies through various activities, including journal publications.

  • To support exchange and discussion between researchers and practitioners as well as European collaborations.

Recent events

  • A successful HOFMI working group meeting was held at MIE 2018 in Gothenburg. Plans were made for panel and workshop proposals for MedInfo 2019.

  • Two workshops supported by the group took place at MIE 2018:
    • Participatory Inspection-Based Evaluation Techniques: Engaging Clinicians in Usability Evaluations (Wednesday April 25th, 15.30 to 17.30)
    • How to overcome barriers to user-based usability evaluations faced with older people? (Thursday April 26th, 10.30 to 12.00)

Future activities

  • The working group is supporting the “Context Sensitive Health Informatics - CSHI" conference that will be held in Lille, France, August 23th-24th, just before MedInfo 2019.

  • A mentorship scheme is being set up to encourage and support those working in the area of human and organisational factors who have not previously had a paper at MedInfo to submit a paper for MedInfo 2019. If you would like to take part, either as a mentee or mentor, please email Rebecca.

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