WISH 2012

The 2012 Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH) was co-located with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) Annual Symposium  November 3-4 in Chicago through support from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and:


Addressing the complex interplay between human, organizational, and technological systems in healthcare is a significant research area with the potential to impact quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care in America. Although new research initiatives aim to better align health information technology, real clinical practices, and design of technologies informed by the best practices in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction, current efforts exist in several disjointed research communities, without established pathways for transfer of knowledge and expertise.

At WISH 2012, researchers and practitioners with an interest in health information technology came together to create deeper and more profound connections among the biomedical, informatics, human-computer interaction, medical sociology and anthropology communities that can lead to the development of new methods, approaches, and techniques to remove the barriers for the adoption of HIT. This workshop is designed to foster conversation, bridge communities, and develop a shared body of knowledge across these communities.

WISH 2012 offered an exciting program, including keynote speakers, peer-reviewed panel and poster submissions, and mentoring program. Proceedings and slide presentations for keynotes and panels  can be accessed from the Program page.  


  • Registration is now open
  • Panel and poster submissions now closed.
  • Mentoring program applications now closed.
  • Notification of acceptance: September, 2012



Wanda Pratt, University of Washington
Workshop Chair

Katie Siek, University of Colorado at Boulder
Workshop Chair

Andrea Hartzler, University of Washington
Workshop Organizer

Funding for this conference was made possible by 1R13HS021925 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.