Software Engineering in Health Care

Software Engineering in Health Care 2011 (SEHC 2011)

Towards a Research Agenda for Use-Inspired Research in Software Engineering for Health and Healthcare

DAY #1: Presentations and Discussion of Recent Results and Emerging Positions

8:30 - 8:45 Opening Remarks and Introductions

PAPERS #1: DEPENDABILITY (8:45 - 10:00)
  • 8:45 - 9:15 Reducing the Footprint of Certifiable Health Software during Early Stage Development, Jens H. Weber-Jahnke, James Williams, and Craig Kuziemsky (University of Victoria, Canada; University of Ottawa, Canada)
  • 9:15 - 9:45 Evaluating Access Control of Open Source Electronic Health Record Systems Eric Helms and Laurie Williams, (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • 9:45 - 10:00 A Preliminary Study of Apparent Causes and Outcomes of Reported, Failures with Patient Management Software (Position Paper), Jens H. Weber-Jahnke (University of Victoria, Canada)
10:00 - 10:30 BREAK

PAPERS #2: SIMULATION (10:30 - 11:30)
  • 10:30 - 11:00 On Effective Testing of Health Care Simulation Software, Christian Murphy, M. S. Raunak, Andrew King, Sanjian Chen, Christopher Imbriano, Gail Kaiser, Insup Lee, Oleg Sokolsky, Lori Clarke, and Leon Osterweil, (University of Pennsylvania, USA; Loyola University, USA; Columbia University, USA; University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA.
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Developing a Virtual-World Simulation David Chodos, Eleni Stroulia, and Sharla King (University of Alberta, Canada) Leveraging Performance Analytics to Improve Integration of Care Alain Mouttham, Liam Peyton, and Craig Kuziemsky (University of Ottawa, Canada)
DISCUSSION #1 (11:30 - 12:00): Towards a Research Agenda

BREAK (12:00 - 1:30)

PAPERS#3: PROCESSES (1:30 - 2:15)
  • 1:30 - 2:00 Towards Electronic Health Record Support for Collaborative Processes Craig Kuziemsky, James Williams, and Jens H. Weber-Jahnke (University of Ottawa, Canada; University of Victoria, Canada)
  • 2:00 - 2:15 Precise Process Definitions for Activities of Daily Living: A Basis for Real-time Monitoring and Hazard Detection (Position Paper), Zongfang Lin, Allen Hanson, Leon Osterweil, and Alexander Wise (University of Massachusetts at Amherst, USA)
DISCUSSION #2 (2:15 - 3:00): Towards a Research Agenda

PAPERS #4: REQUIREMENTS (3:30 - 4:15)
  • Evolving Requirements in Patient-Centered Software (Position Paper) Kristina Winbladh, Hadar Ziv, and Debra Richardson (University of Delaware, USA; UC, USA)
  • Investigating the Influence of Personal Values on Requirements for Health Care Information Systems Rumyana Proynova, Sven Koch, Andreas Wicht, Barbara Paech, and Thomas Wetter (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
  • HCMS: Conceptual Description of a Health Content Management System, Hamman Samuel and Osmar Zaïane (University of Alberta, Canada)
  • A Personalized Medical Information System (Position Paper), Sebastian Klenk, Jürgen Dippon, Peter Fritz, and Gunther Heidemann, (Stuttgart University, Germany; IDM-Foundation, Germany)

DAY #2: Developing and Documenting an Agenda for Use-Inspired Fundamental Research

The workshop participants will collectively co-author an initial version of a research agenda for software engineering in healthcare, to be refined in the days and weeks following SEHC 2011, for publication in an appropriate venue. The selected keynote speaker will kick off this process by presenting his own well-grounded vision of a broad range of research issues for our field in this domain.

8:30 - 10:00 Keynote Engineering Healthcare CyberInfrastructures, Ingolf Krueger, University of California, San Diego

Abstract: Our ability to rapidly obtain, correlate, mine and create new data from various traditional and non-traditional sources, and to make derived information available to patients, practitioners and researchers under stringent observance of policy constraints has become a key driver for quality healthcare. Converting and integrating scattered health records into an electronic medical record (EMR) via health information exchanges (HIEs) is one of many important steps towards realizing this goal. Others range from integration of wireless devices into novel health monitoring, alerting, and intervention workflows that empower patients, healthcare providers and researchers alike, to utilization of cloud-based networking, computation and storage resources.
This talk will outline central Software Engineering challenges in developing CyberInfrastructures for healthcare. From critical requirements for scalability, fault-tolerance and information assurance we will derive a policy-enabled architecture blueprint for rapidly building integrated healthcare solutions, and show how this blueprint maps to traditional and cloud-based deployment architectures. We demonstrate viability of the blueprint and deployment via three case studies: the Physical Activity Level Monitoring System (PALMS), the Cyberinfrastructure for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CyCore) and CitiSense - Adaptive Services for Community-Driven Behavioral and Environmental Monitoring to Induce Change.

10:00 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 12:00 Outlining, architecture, and work assignments

12:00 - 1:30 Break

1:30 - 3:00 Parallel develop of report components

3:00 - 3:30 Break

3:30 - 5:00 Integration and refinement to a first draft

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