Michelle at the computerResearch interest

My curiosity is in the design and implementation of technology and its impact on work processes and use. I am excited by healthcare informatics, focusing on how the design and implementation of health information technology (HIT) impacts work processes of clinicians and the use by patients.

  • HIT and Clinician Workflow
  • Personal Health Information Management (see below)
  • Human Computer Interaction (see below)

Michelle L Rogers


HIT and clinician workflow

Much of my work has focused on understanding the impact of technology and tools on workers, their tasks and the new work processes that develop as a result of a change or introduction of technology in their work.

Rogers, ML. (2015). Pilots to Performance: Improving Maternal and Child Health Through Human Factors Collaborations With Public Health. 2015 International Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care: Improving the Outcomes. Baltimore, Maryland. April 26–29, 2015.

Sockolow, PS, Rogers, ML, Bowles, KH, Hand, K, & George, J. (2014) Challenges and facilitators to nurse use of a guideline-based nursing information system: Recommendations for nurse executives. Applied Nursing Research 27.1: 25-32.

Rogers, ML, Sockolow,PS, Bowles,KH, Hand, K, & George, J. (2013), Use of a Human Factors Approach to Uncover Informatics Needs of Nurses in Documentation of care. International Journal for Medical Informatics.

Rogers, M., Zach, L., An, Y and Dalrymple, P. (2012). Capturing Information Needs of Care Providers to Support Knowledge Sharing and Distributed Decision Making. Applied Clinical Informatics. 3: 1–13

Patterson, ES, Rogers, ML, Tomolo, AM, Wears, RL, Tsevat, J. (2010). Comparison of Extent of Use, Information Accuracy, and Functions for Manual and Electronic Patient Status Boards.  International Journal of Medical Informatics 79, 817-823.

Britto, M, Knopf Munafo, J, Wissman, J, Rogers, ML, Hersh, W. (2009). “Usability Testing Finds New Problems for Novice Users of Pediatric Portals” Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association 16(5), 660-669.

Nader, C., Tsevat, J. Justice, AJ., Mrus, JM., Levin, F. Kozal, MJ., Mattocks, K., Farber, S., Rogers, M., Erdos, J., Brandt, C., Kudel, I., & Braithwaite, RS., (2009). Development of an Electronic Medical Record-Based Clinical Decision Support Tool to Improve HIV Symptom Management. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. July 2009, 23 (7), 521-529.

Patterson, ES, Rogers, ML, Chapman, RJ., Render, ML. (March, 2006). Compliance with Intended Use of Bar Code Medication Administration in Acute and Long-Term Care: An Observational Study. Human Factors, Special Issue on Patient Safety 48(1), 15-22.

Rogers, ML, Ebright, P & Render, ML. (2005). “Migrating Collaborative Work in Healthcare to Electronic Environments.” Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. Las Vegas, NV.

Rogers, ML (2005). “The Socio-Technical Impact Of Electronic Medical Records on The Work Activities And Work Processes In A Small Clinic.” Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Human Factors in Organizational Design and Management (ODAM). June 22-25, Maui, HI.

Rogers, ML, Cook, RI, Bower, R., Molloy, M., Render, ML. (2004). “Barriers to implementing wrong site surgery guidelines: a cognitive work analysis.” IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man and Cybernetics – Part A: Systems and Humans. 34 (6). 757-763 

Rogers, M & Flatley-Brennan, P. (2000) “A study of the impact of email use on-nursing practice” Poster presented at the American Medical Informatics Assoc. Annual Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

Personal health information management (PHIM) and mobile technologies

Broad acceptance of Web 2.0 technologies in medicine will continue to provide an avenue for the education and communication of patients and clinicians (Eysenbach, 2008). The success seen in the general public is not however, replicated in low-income communities. Harnessing the power of “smart” technology can be a bridge that crosses the “digital divide”, in particular with personal health information management to support general patient well-being.

Dalrymple PW, Rogers ML, Turner KH, Green MK, Zach, L. (2013). Partnering to encourage health information seeking by patients in an urban clinic. J Med Librar Assoc 2013 Jul;101(3).

Rogers, M. and Guidotti, K. (2012). Evaluating Stress Reduction Monitors. 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (Ubicomp 2012) Pittsburgh, PA,September 5-8 September 2012.

Rogers, M., Zach, L., Multak, N., Dalrymple, P.W., (2012). The Digital Divide in Philadelphia: Drawing a Portrait of Technology Use in an Urban Area.  5th Annual Healthcare Informatics Symposium, presented by the Center for Biomedical Informatics (CBMi) at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  April 29, 2012.

Rogers, M., (2011, July), Tracking Observations of Everyday Living with Smart Phones. Proceedings of the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. July 14-17, .Orlando, FL.

Dalrymple, P., Zach, L., and Rogers, M. (2010). Re-visiting the digital divide: Health information seeking in a pre-natal program in a minority urban health center. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Rogers, M., Zach, L., and Dalrymple, P. (2010).  Understanding How Vulnerable Populations Use Common Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to Access Health Care Information.  Poster presented at the iConference 2010, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Chapman, RJ, Rogers, ML, and Render, ML. The tradeoffs and side-effects of migrating from wireless computer to PDA-based support for medication administration (2004). Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 48th Annual Meeting. September 20-24, New Orleans, LA. pp. 1638-1642.

Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

Research in this area covers a wide variety of workplaces that use information technology to manage work among groups of people separated by time and space.

Turner, D. and Rogers, ML. (2014). Documents and Diagnosis: A Ugandan Case Study.11th Annual Meeting of the Document Academy. Kent, Ohio. August 4-6, 2014.

Townes, A. & Rogers, M. (2011) Assessing Health Information Websites For Inclusion of Web 2.0 Features. Poster presented at the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. July 14-17, .Orlando, FL.

Rogers, ML (2010) Teaching HCI Design Principles Using Culturally Current Media. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 54th Annual Meeting. September 20-24, San Francisco, CA.

Patterson, ES, Rogers, ML, & Render, ML. (2004) “Simulation-based embedded probe technique for human-computer interaction evaluation”. Cognition, Technology and Work. 6(3), 197-205.

Rogers, M, & Jones, J. (1999, July). “Comparison of World Wide Web Navigation Strategies using Television and Computer Platforms”. Poster presented at the National Aeronautic Space Association (NASA)/ GEM Technical Symposium, West Palm Beach, FL.