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A Dream ...


Lake Louise, Alberta Canada 2008

is a daring adventure, A journey to carry you far --

For when you can hold a dream in your heart, you surely can reach any star!

A DREAM is a beautiful vision that looks beyond what you can see,

Then lifts you and guides you and grows strong inside you to help you be all you can be ...

A DREAM is your door to tomorrow,

A secret reflection of you,
A threshold that leads to a wonderful future where nothing's too good to be true ...
-- Amanda Bradley







Sep 4, 2014 - Journal paper Tang*, C., Chen*, Y. and Lee, S. (2015). Non-Clinical Work Counts: facilitating patient outflow in an Emergency Department Δ has been accepted by the Special Issue on “Utilising Technology to Enhance Communication, Collaboration and Decision-Making”, Behaviour and Information Technology. (*Equal contributions)


Aug 27, 2014 - Conference paper Reshaping Human Infrastructure: the impact of EHR deployment in a volunteer-dependent clinic Δ by Tang, C., Chen, Y., Seeman, B. and Jahmeilah R. has been accepted by the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) 2015.


Aug 16, 2014 - Book chapter Design for Supporting Healthcare Teams Δ, Tang, C., Xiao, Y., Chen, Y. and Gorman, P., will appear in Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine: Human Computer Interaction in Healthcare: Vimla L. Patel, Thomas G. Kannampallil & David Kaufman (Editors), Springer (Expected 2014).


Jul 11, 2014 - An article Invisible Work of Health Providers: Implications for Designing Patient-Centered Technologies by Chen, Y., Cheng, K., Tang, C., Siek, K. and Bardram, J. is in press for ACM Interactions magazine.


Jun 24, 2014 - Call For Papers: Special Issue on Interactive Systems for Patient-Centered Care to Enhance Patient Engagement, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.


Jan 20, 2014 - Co-organizing with Drs. Nancy Lorenzi, Chris Harle and Xiaomu Zhou the 5th annual Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2014) to be held in Washington D.C. on Nov 15, 2014. CFP Flyer


Feb 11, 2013 - Co-organizing with Drs. Yunan Chen and Kai Zheng the 4th annual Workshop on Interactive Systems in Healthcare (WISH 2013) to be held in Washington D.C. on Nov 16, 2013.


Jan 25, 2013 - Panel proposal "Health Community: The Impact of Health IT Systems on Patient-Provider Interaction" has been accepted to be held at CHI 2013 in Paris, France on April 27 - May 2, 2013.

  • Panelists - Yunan Chen, Karen Cheng, Charlotte Tang, Katie Siek and Jacob Bardram

Oct 14, 2012 - Journal paper "How Older Adults Learn to Use Mobile Devices: Survey and Field Investigations" has been accepted for publication in the Transactions on Accessible Computing.


Sep 20, 2012 - Journal paper "A Review of Computerized Physician Handover Tools for Improving the Quality of Patient Care" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.


Call for Participation: Beyond Formality: Informal Communication in Health Practices
One-day workshop @ CSCW 2013 conference - Feb 23 or 24, 2013 (to be confirmed)
Workshop Organizers:

  • Yunan Chen, University of California, Irvine, USA
  • Charlotte Tang, University of Michigan-Flint, USA
  • Xiaomu Zhou, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
  • Aleksandra Sarcevic, Drexel University, USA
  • Soyoung Lee, University of California, Irvine, USA

Sep 9, 2012 - Panel proposal on “Opportunities and Challenges in Designing Interactive Systems for Patient-Provider Communication” has been accepted by WISH 2012.

  • Panelists: Xiaomu Zhou, Yunan Chen, Charlotte Tang and Lauren Wilcox
  • Moderator: Kai Zheng