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 2017 in Manchester. This included a presentation by Maria Hagglund on patient accessible electronic health records, introducing Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) as a specific topic of interest within HOFMI.

  • A HOFMI sponsored workshop was held at MIE 2017 on 'Reinventing heuristic evaluations: exploring methods to engage clinicians in usability evaluations'.
  • A mailing list for the HOFMI working group has been created, to provide working group members with details of relevant conferences and workshops. To join, please sign up at: https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/webadmin?A0=HOFMI-EFMI

  • A LinkedIn group has also been created for the HOFMI working group, to help connect researchers and practitioners working in this area. The group can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/8448126 

Future activities

  • The next MIE will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The conference will take place 24 to 26 April 2018. We will have a number of HOFMI-related activities at the conference. Please watch this space for details of when and where.