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About

Health Experience and Applications Lab


We investigate how interactive technologies can be designed and developed to facilitate personal health-related information awareness and understanding. We study, design and develop computing tools for digital communication of health status and progress, drawing from the perspectives of clinical caregivers, families, and individuals.
Team

Lauren Wilcox

Assistant Professor

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Matthew Hong

PhD Research Assistant (HCC)

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Christina Kelley

PhD Research Assistant (CS)

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Clayton Feustel

PhD Research Assistant (HCC)

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Meeshu Agnihotri

MS-HCI Student Researcher

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Max Silverman

MS-HCI Student Researcher


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Wendy Ng

Undergraduate Researcher (CS)


News

  • Dr. Wilcox selected for Teaching Fellows program

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    Dr. Wilcox looks forward to participating in the Class of 1969 Teaching Fellows program at Georgia Tech, for the 2016-17 academic year.

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  • Paper on teens’ and parents’ experiences with Health IT

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    We will present our paper reporting on teens’ and parents’ experiences using a personal health record system, at AMIA 2016. We gauged these experiences through analyses of usage logs over a 19-month period, and surveys and interviews conducted with parents and teens independently. Paper citation: Adolescent and Caregiver Use of a Tethered Personal Health Record […]

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  • Dr. Wilcox to participate in Grace Hopper 2016

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    Dr. Wilcox will participate as a mentor in the Student Opportunity Lab (SOL) at the 2016 Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. She will also serve as a poster judge for the Student Research Competition. Grace Hopper will take place in Houston, Texas this year and will be held October 19th-21st.

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  • New Georgia Diabetes Translation Research Center

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    Dr. Wilcox will participate in the Georgia Diabetes Translation Research Center, to be funded by the Natio​nal Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The center, comprising Emory University, Georgia Tech and Morehouse School of Medicine, will join a group of only seven funded centers around the country.

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Research

TeenEngagement

Supporting Teens’ Participation in Their Healthcare

Adolescents with complex chronic illnesses, such as cancer and blood disorders, must partner with family and clinical caregivers to navigate risky procedures with life-altering implications, burdensome symptoms and lifelong treatments. Yet, there has been little investigation into how technology can support these partnerships. We conducted in-depth interviews, non-participant observations of clinical consultations, and surveys, along […]

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MedInfoSearchSplash

Consumer Tools for Health Information Search

We created a technology probe for a formative study to better understand how search results can be augmented to enable non-experts to better assess medication-related web search results. The probe was developed by applying text-processing techniques and probabilistic generative topic modeling approaches to a large collection of web-based resources. Hospitalized patients used the probe to […]

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MyNYP Inpatient

MyNYP Inpatient is a custom Personal Health Record portal that allows hospital patients to access nearly real-time clinical information. After developing a prototype portal for inpatient use, we are now focused on engaging clinicians and patients in usage studies to learn more about inpatient information needs and user-centered design for this space.

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Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

ext_link_grey_small Interactive Tools For Inpatient Medication Tracking: A Multi-Phase Study With Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients
Lauren Wilcox, Janet Woollen, Jennifer Prey, Susan Restaino, Suzanne Bakken, Steven Feiner, Alexander Sackheim, David Vawdrey. J Am Med Inform Assoc (JAMIA) 2016, Jan; 23(1):144-58.
DOI:10.1093/jamia/ocv160
ext_link_grey_small Patient Experiences Using an Inpatient Personal Health Record
Janet Woollen, Jennifer Prey, Lauren Wilcox, Alexander Sackheim, Susan Restaino, S T Raza, Suzanne Bakken, Steven Feiner, George Hripcsak, David Vawdrey. Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) 2016, 7(2): 446-460. DOI:10.4338/ACI-2015-10-RA-0130

Refereed Conference Publications

Adolescent and Caregiver Use of a Tethered Personal Health Record System
Matthew Hong, Lauren Wilcox, Clayton Feustel, Karen Wasilewski-Masker, Thomas Olson, Stephen Simoneaux. Proc. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium. Nov 2016, Chicago, IL, USA. (To appear)
pdf_icon_grey Care Partnerships: Toward Technology to Support Teens’ Participation in their Health Care 
Matthew Hong, Lauren Wilcox, Daniel Machado, Thomas Olson, Stephen Simoneaux. Proc. ACM CHI ’16, The 2016 annual conf on Human Factors in Computing. May 2016, San Jose, CA, USA, p. 5337-5349.
(Acceptance rate 23.4%)
pdf_icon_grey Patient-Centered Tools for Medication Information Search
Lauren Wilcox, Steven Feiner, Noémie Elhadad, David Vawdrey, Tran Tran
Proc. PervasiveHealth ’14. May 2014, Oldenburg, Germany. ICST, 49-56.
(Acceptance rate 26%)

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Refereed Journal Publications

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Interactive Tools For Inpatient Medication Tracking: A Multi-Phase Study With Cardiothoracic Surgery Patients
Lauren Wilcox, Janet Woollen, Jennifer Prey, Susan Restaino, Suzanne Bakken, Steven Feiner, Alexander Sackheim, David Vawdrey
J Am Med Inform Assoc (JAMIA) 2016; DOI:10.1093/jamia/ocv160
Patient Experiences Using an Inpatient Personal Health Record
Janet Woollen, Jennifer Prey, Lauren Wilcox, Alexander Sackheim, Susan Restaino, S T Raza, Suzanne Bakken, Steven Feiner, George Hripcsak, David Vawdrey
Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) 2016; In press
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Patient Engagement in the Inpatient Setting: A Systematic Review
Jennifer Prey, Janet Woollen, Lauren Wilcox, Alexander Sackheim, George Hripcsak, Suzanne Bakken, Susan Restaino, Steven Feiner, David Vawdrey
J Am Med Inform Assoc (JAMIA) 2014; 21:742-750.
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Awareness of the Care Team in Electronic Health Records
David Vawdrey, Lauren Wilcox, Sarah Collins, Steven Feiner, Lena Mamykina, Dan Stein, Suzanne Bakken, Matt Fred, Peter Stetson
Applied Clinical Informatics (ACI) 2011; 2(4): 395-405.

Refereed Conference Publications

Adolescent and Caregiver Use of a Tethered Personal Health Record System
Matthew Hong, Lauren Wilcox, Clayton Feustel, Karen Wasilewski-Masker, Thomas Olson, Stephen Simoneaux
Submitted for publication, 2016
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Care Partnerships: Toward Technology to Support Teens’ Participation in their Health Care 
Matthew Hong, Lauren Wilcox, Daniel Machado, Thomas Olson, Stephen Simoneaux
Proc. ACM CHI ’16, The 2016 annual conference on Human Factors in Computing. May 2016, San Jose, CA, USA. To appear.
(Acceptance rate 23.4%)
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Patient-Centered Tools for Medication Information Search
Lauren Wilcox, Steven Feiner, Noémie Elhadad, David Vawdrey, Tran Tran
Proc. PervasiveHealth ’14. May 2014, Oldenburg, Germany. ICST, 49-56.
(Acceptance rate 26%)
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Workarounds Used by Nurses to Overcome Design Constraints of Electronic Health Records
Sarah A. Collins, Matthew Fred, Lauren Wilcox, David K. Vawdrey
Proc. AMIA International Congress on Nursing Informatics 2012. June 2012, Montreal, Canada, 93-98. Distinguished Paper Award
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Designing Inpatient Technology to Meet the Medication Information Needs of Cardiology Patients
Lauren Wilcox, Steven Feiner, Andy Liu, Sarah Collins, Susan Restaino, David Vawdrey
Proc. ACM IHI 2012. Jan. 2012, Miami, FL, 831-836.
(Acceptance rate 18%)

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HxLab

Office: 345 TSRB
Phone: +1 (404) 894-4995
Email: hx@gatech.edu
Mail: Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Interactive Computing
85 Fifth St NW (345 TSRB)
Atlanta, GA 30308