W08: Workshop - Organizational Issues and Informatics: Translating Theory into Practice

1:30 PM–3:30 PM May 19, 2020 (Conference Time: US - Pacific)

1:30 PM–3:30 PM May 19, 2020

Regency A


Abstract: Successful implementation and use of health information technology requires attention to technical and organizational components. Organizational components include workflow, technology acceptance and sociotechnical factors, among others. Fields such as Organizational Theory and Change Management offer a substantial foundation of evidence-based guidance on how to navigate the human and organizational aspects of technology-based change. Support is needed to translate theory and concepts from multiple fields into clinical informatics practice in a way that’s accessible for organizations. The goal of this workshop is to draw from evidence in related fields to bridge the gap between theory and practice. This will be accomplished by providing participants with hands-on experience through exploration of real-world case studies and participatory exercises.

Describe the new knowledge and additional skills the participant will gain after attending your presentation.: Define the characteristics of an organization that influence technology implementation and use. Describe evidence-based best practices for mediating potential human and organizational consequences of implementing health information technology. Identify pathways to apply concepts from organizational and change management theories to their own organizations


Kim Unertl (Presenter)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Saira Haque (Presenter)
RTI International