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Augmenting Postoperative Transitions of Care

April 13, 2023 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

In this talk, Joanna Abraham, PhD, will discuss her ongoing research on postoperative patient care transitions. Informed by contextual inquiry approaches and mixed methods, she conducted a series of studies to investigate the current operating room to intensive care unit handoff workflow and to develop design requirements for a socio-technical handoff tool. Dr. Abraham will discuss the planned trial and new directions for safety research in postoperative care.


Joanna Abraham, PhD, FACMI, FAMIA
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Institute for Informatics
Washington University School of Medicine

Dr. Abraham is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine. Her research interests in clinical informatics lie at the intersection of computer science, social and organizational sciences, and implementation science. Specifically, her research focuses on developing, implementing, and evaluating innovative and cutting-edge tools and protocols to promote and sustain patient safety and paitent-centered care. Her current work is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Institute of Mental Health. Abraham’s work has received recognition from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) through a Distinguished Paper Award in 2012, the New Investigator Award in 2019, and the Diana Forsythe Awards in 2010 and 2021, and as a finalist in 2022.

Hosted by the Institute for Public Health and Medicine (IPHAM) and co-sponsored by the Institute for Augmented Intelligence in Medicine (I.AIM) at Northwestern University. For more public health news, events, and announcements, visit the IPHAM website: https://feinberg.northwestern.edu/ipham


April 13, 2023
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
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