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GVU Brown Bag :: Challenges and Opportunities for Technologies for Chronic Care Management

presented by Dr. Gillian R. Hayes as part of the GVU Brown Bag Series

DATE: Thursday, January 15, 2009
TIME: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
[ Video Archive ]
LOCATION: Technology Square Research Building, 1st floor - Room 132

ABSTRACT
Improvements in modern healthcare enabled many formerly fatal conditions to become survivable but chronic. At the same time, new technologies are enabling more care to move into homes and away from doctors' offices and hospitals. In this talk, I will use my research in technologies for chronic care across multiple domain problems to illustrate how ubiquitous and collaborative computing systems and applications may enable new forms of patient care and empowerment.  This work has included research focused on enabling improved care and record-keeping for extremely low birth-weight children, children with autism, children and adults with cancer, personal and electronic health records across a lifetime, and the multitude of surveillance and privacy concerns these novel technologies engender.

BIO
Gillian R. Hayes is an Assistant Professor in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Irvine where she directs the Social and Technological Action Research Group. Her research interests are in human-computer interaction, specifically in the areas of ubiquitous computing, computer supported cooperative work, and health informatics. At UCI, Dr. Hayes is affiliated with the Center for Biomedical Informatics, the Center for Ethnography, California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology, and the Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction. She received her B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Vanderbilt University in 1999 and her Ph.D. in computer science, with an emphasis on human-computer interaction at the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2007.  More information can be found at  www.gillianhayes.com.

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