XVIIth International Congress of the European Federation for Medical
3rd IS4ALL Seminar "Universal Access Tools in e-Health
Sponsors: EUROREC institute, IS4ALL
- health care support in data and knowledge"
Tutors: Rolf Engelbrecht, Dipak Kalra, Gerard Freriks, Constantine Stephanidis,
Georges de Moor
Electronic health records (EHR) will be in future health care a resource
for management and decision support in multiple situations. For the
developer of health information systems it is important to be guided
in his work mostly in the acquisition, storage of data and the access
Participants will be introduced to the following topics: (i) standards
in EHR and its implementation strategies; (ii) state of the art in universal
design; (iii) review methods and techniques currently in use; (iv) foundations
of conceptual frame of reference for introducing universal access into
Health Telematics applications and services. Moreover, parallels with
user-centred design will be drawn to sketch common ground and potential
differentiation. The focus will be spread evenly on standards for EHR,
process-requirements for universal design and exemplar artefact specifications
embodying features of universal design. Reference to recent case studies
will help the audience become acquainted with the underlying concepts
Everyone who is interested in the design, implementation or evaluation
of interactive systems, including user interface designers, developers,
managers, usability professionals, human factors engineers, HCI researchers,
technical writers, and others. Appropriate for beginners as well as
1st IS4ALL Workshop "Universal Access in Health Telematics"
Chair: Prof. Constantine Stephanidis
Duration: 90 minutes
This workshop aims to demonstrate by means of concrete examples the
process and specific design techniques that can be used to facilitate
universal access to Electronic Patient Records in Health Telematics.
The methodology to be presented and the examples constitute part of
the work of the European Commission funded Thematic Network (Working
Group) "Information Society for All" (IS4ALL) .
One of the main targets in the project's approach is to provide practical
tools for designers to realize interactive services, which can be accessed
by anyone, anytime, anywhere. This entails consideration of diversity
in a variety of dimensions (users, contexts of use and platforms of
interactions) and understanding of the global execution context of tasks.
The workshop will be organized in two main stages. The first stage
will be devoted to elaborating representative Health Telematics scenarios
in which universal access is a prominent target. In the second stage,
workshop participants will be exposed to the IS4ALL methodology and
the techniques being developed.
The workshop is intended for Health Telematics professionals who have
a broad understanding of current and emerging trends in e-health. The
workshop is expected to be of particular interest to project managers,
designers and developers of applications and services involving the
use of Electronic Patient Records.
The outcomes of the workshop are two-fold. First to raise awareness
of participants on how universal access can be practically approached
in the context of Health Telematics. Secondly, IS4ALL seeks to elicit
constructive feedback from actions in the field to inform future technical
activities. Finally, a brief workshop report summarizing the activity
will be drafted and submitted to the Springer Journal "Universal
Access in the Information Society" .
IS4ALL Project Coordinator
Prof. Constantine Stephanidis
Institute of Computer Science, Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas,
Science & Technology Park of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, GR-71110 GREECE
tel: +30 810 391741, fax: +30 810 391740