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About

The Health Experience and Applications Lab investigates 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 personal health status and progress, drawing from the perspectives of clinical caregivers, families, and individuals.

Team

Lauren Wilcox

Assistant Professor

Team

Matthew Hong

PhD Research Assistant (HCC)
Team

Clayton Feustel

PhD Research Assistant (CS)

Meeshu Agnihotri

MS Student (HCI)

Udaya Lakshmi

MS Student (HCI)

Alex Ryan

MS Student (HCI)

Former Students

Christina Kelley (Former CS PhD Student); Wendy Ng (Undergraduate Student); Max Silverman (MS HCI Alumnus); Daniel Machado (MS HCI Alumnus); Jinhyun Kim (MS CS Alumnus)

News

  • Alex Ryan wins MS-HCI Best Project Runner-up award

    Special congratulations to the MS-HCI graduates who were awarded Best Project or Best Project Runner-up awards! Congratulations to Alex Ryan, of the Hx Lab, for being recognized for his MS-HCI project “Stand Up” Wearable Sensing and User Interfaces for Improving Sit–Stand Transitions.

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  • Feustel will present research at the People, Personal Data and the Built Environment workshop at DIS 2017

         Clayton Feustel and Lauren Wilcox will present their workshop paper, “Utilizing Multi-Modal Personal Health Tracking and Health Affordances of the Built Environment” at the People, Personal Data and the Built Environment workshop at DIS 2017.    

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  • Wilcox selected to join the ACM Future of Computing Academy

    Wilcox has been selected to participate in the ACM Future of Computing Academy. She will join an inaugural class of early career computing professionals, to shape the academy’s governance structure and agenda and will attend the ACM celebration of 50 years of Turing Awards.

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  • Wilcox will chair WISH @ AMIA 2017

    Wilcox will serve as general chair of the Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare at AMIA 2017. She will serve alongside Suzanne Bakken, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI to oversee the 7th annual workshop. More details will be available soon.

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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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MyNYPInpatientSplash

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 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

The Variation in Patient Portal Access for Adolescents in the United States: How Different Medical Centers have Managed their Adolescent Access.
Marianne Sharko, Lauren Wilcox, Matthew Hong, Jessica Ancker
Proc. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium. Nov 2017, Washington, DC, USA
(To appear)
pdf_icon_grey Design Features in Games for Health: Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Expert Perspectives
Christina Kelley, Lauren Wilcox, Wendy Ng, Jade Schiffer, Jessica Hammer
Proc. ACM DIS ’17, The 2017 Conf on Designing Interactive Systems. June 2017. Edinburgh, UK, 69–81. (Acceptance rate 22%)
pdf_icon_grey Supporting Families in Reviewing and Communicating about Radiology Imaging Studies
Matthew Hong, Clayton Feustel, Meeshu Agnihori, Max Silverman, Stephen Simoneaux, Lauren Wilcox.
Proc. ACM CHI ’17, The 2017 Conf on Human Factors in Computing, May 2017, Denver, CO, USA, 5245-5256. (Acceptance rate 25%)
pdf_icon_grey Self-tracking for Mental Wellness: Understanding Expert Perspectives and Student Experiences
Christina Kelley, Bongshin Lee, Lauren Wilcox
Proc. ACM CHI ’17, The 2017 Conf on Human Factors in Computing. May 2017, Denver, CO, USA, 629-641.   (Acceptance rate 25%)
pdf_icon_grey 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, 628-637.
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%)

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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, Jan; 23(1):144-58. DOI:10.1093/jamia/ocv160
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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
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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

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The Variation in Patient Portal Access for Adolescents in the United States: How Different Medical Centers have Managed their Adolescent Access.
Marianne Sharko, Lauren Wilcox, Matthew Hong, Jessica Ancker
Proc. American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium. Nov 2017, Washington, DC, USA
(To appear)
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Design Features in Games for Health: Disciplinary and Interdisciplinary Expert Perspectives
Christina Kelley, Lauren Wilcox, Wendy Ng, Jade Schiffer, Jessica Hammer
Proc. ACM DIS ’17, The 2017 Conf on Designing Interactive Systems. June 2017, Edinburgh, UK, 69–81. (Acceptance rate 22%)
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Supporting Families in Reviewing and Communicating about Radiology Imaging Studies
Matthew Hong, Clayton Feustel, Meeshu Agnihori, Max Silverman, Stephen Simoneaux, Lauren Wilcox
Proc. ACM CHI ’17, The 2017 annual conf on Human Factors in Computing. May 2017, Denver, CO, USA, 5245-5256. (Acceptance rate 25%)
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Self-tracking for Mental Wellness: Understanding Expert Perspectives and Student Experiences
Christina Kelley, Bongshin Lee, Lauren Wilcox
Proc. ACM CHI ’17, The 2017 annual conf on Human Factors in Computing. May 2017, Denver, CO, 629-641. (Acceptance rate 25%)
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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, 628-637.
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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. 5337-5349.
(Acceptance rate 23.4%)

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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