Saturday, 29 September 2007

Research seminar on Emergency Department Information Systems

Users’ perceptions of, and interactions with, Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS)

Haleh Ayatollahi

Friday 5th October
13.00-14.00
RC204

This research has been designed to obtain a better understanding of using information systems in Hospital Emergency Departments. The main aim of this study is to explore users’ perceptions of, and interactions with, Emergency Department Information Systems (EDIS). Few research studies have examined the use of information and information systems in Emergency Medicine, so investigating users’ attitudes towards current information systems could be helpful to identify issues that may affect using these systems in Emergency Departments. Understanding these issues may help to design better systems in future.

The first phase of this research was an exploratory qualitative approach, in which participants were interviewed about their experiences of using the systems. The participants of the study were the Emergency Department staff who used at least one of the information systems in this department. The interviews were transcribed verbatim and analysed. In total, 34 staff were interviewed. The seminar will describe the main findings from the initial analyses, and will discuss the emerging issues that can influence use of information technology in Emergency Departments.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

Careers Event For Third Years

Three speakers from Johnson & Johnson, including two members of staff on the current technology leadership programme, will be giving presentations to you from 12.30-13.30 on Wednesday 10th, October in RC204.

Soft drinks and nibbles will be served.

Julie from the Careers service will also be there to offer you some tips on how to make best use of the Yorkshire Autumn Graduate Careers Fair, 30th & 31st of October.

Monday, 10 September 2007

Eaglestone wins Best Paper at ICMC '07

Barry Eaglestone has been awarded the Journal of New Music Distinguished Paper award for best paper at the International Computer Music Conference 2007, in Copenhagen, selected from around 200 papers.

Barry also participated on two panels at the conference; 'ArtAbilitation', discussing technology-assisted music making for the disabled, and 'Music and Meaning'.

Saturday, 8 September 2007

Web careers conference paper

Andrew Cox is giving a paper '"Sitting in the middle": Progressive career narratives among women in university web careers' at the conference Discourse, Communication and the Enterprise IV, University of Nottingham, 10-12 September 2007.

A draft version of the paper can be downloaded.

Monday, 3 September 2007

Flickr conference paper

Andrew Cox is giving a paper "Flickr: What is new in Web2.0?" at the Towards a social science of Web2.0 conference, University of York, 5-6 September 2007.

A draft version of the paper can be downloaded.