Research

I am a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard's center for computation and society (CRCS). My research focuses on healthcare informatics from an interdisciplinary approach, while integrating theories and tools from different disciplines: medicine, psychology and information systems. So far, my research has focused on the effects of Healthcare Information Systems (HIS) on the doctor-patient interaction and applying methodologies to maximize HIS use and potential without compromising patient-centered care. My current research focuses on user-centered design of HIS in the in-patient setting. My goal is to establish guidelines and methods for optimal use of HIS in the in-patient setting while maintaining patient-centered care. I also wish to highlight the user-centered IS design approach in healthcare as a crucial element for improving usability and user acceptance.