Accessibility & Usability in Health Information Technology (HIT)
A Research & Action Conference to Empower People with Disabilities, Older Adults, and Caregivers
To advance the priority of accessibility in HIT systems and tools from a compliance-‐oriented approach toward one that is user-‐driven, responsive to human-‐centered consumer experiences, and results in increased patient engagement and improved health and wellness for individual disabilities, older adults, and caregivers.
- To elevate the importance of accessibility and usability in the nation’s HIT agenda to better meet the needs of individuals with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, and providers.
- To exchange perspectives among diverse stakeholder groups and identify barriers and potential levers of change for creating an accessible HIT ecosystem.
- To highlight the latest research findings and identify best practices and actionable strategies that advance knowledge about health care methods, models, and tools associated with accessible, interoperable and person-centered health IT systems.
- To catalyze new research and development initiatives and collaborative partnerships that move the accessible HIT agenda forward to achieving the Triple Aim of improved patient care, reduced costs, and improved health outcomes for individuals with disabilities, older adults and caregivers.
Welcome and Introduction
- Margaret Campbell, PhD, NIDILRR, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Panel 1: Voices and Perspectives of End User Needs, Barriers, and Opportunities Associated with Using HIT Systems and Tools
- MaryAnne Sterling, Connected Health Resources
- Jeromie Ballreich, Johns Hopkins University
- Carol Bradley, Sutter Health
- Gail Hunt, National Alliance for Caregiving
Panel 2: Building Blocks for Accessible and Usable HIT: Overview of Current Landscape - What Standards and Tools Exist and Where are the Gaps?
- Judy Brewer, Web Accessibility Initiative, World Wide Web Consortium
- Muhammed F. Walji UTHealth School of Dentistry, National Center for Cognitive Informatics and Decision Making in Health Care
- Janey Barnes, PhD, User-View, Inc.
- Caitlin Blood, MPH, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Panel 3: National Policy Perspectives: Incorporating Accessibility and Usability into HIT and Electronic Long-Term Services and Supports (eLTSS) Systems and Initiatives - Barriers and Levers of Change
- Amanda Maisels, JD, U.S. Department of Justice
- Raja S. Kushalnagar, JD, LLM, PhD, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
- Jodi G. Daniel, JD, MPH, Office of the National Coordinator for the Health Information Technology, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Michael R. Smith, MPA, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
- Caroline Ryan, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Day Two Opening Remarks
- Tiffani Bright, PhD, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
- Wendy Nilsen, PhD, Smart and Connected Health Program, National Science Foundation
Panel 4: R&D Perspectives: What We Know and Need to Know to Drive Accessible HIT Policy and Practice - Metrics, Data, and Best Practices
- Bambang Parmanto, PhD, University of Pittsburgh
- Madeleine Rothberg, National Center for Accessible Media WGBH
- Dean Karavite, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
- David H. Gustafson, PhD, Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- James Rimmer, PhD, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Panel 5: Industry and Advocacy Perspectives - Next Steps in Creating an Accessible HIT Ecosystem
- Elaine A. Blechman, PhD, Prosocial Applications, Inc, Smart Health Records, Inc., University of Colorado-Boulder