Hands-On and Feet-First: Learning Sociotechnical Theories and Methods

9:55 AM–10:15 AM Jun 20, 2018

Crescent AB, 16th Floor


Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to describe a unique and effective model for teaching sociotechnical knowledge and skills to biomedical informatics students. Sociotechnical theories and skills are important for both primary research in biomedical informatics as well as applied research in operational settings. We have evolved a unique and flexible training system involving 4 inter-related comonents, including practicum, real-life operational research, discussion groups, and exposure to multiple funded research projects.


Charlene Weir (Presenter)
University of Utah

Wendy Chapman, University of Utah