AMIA 2019 Student Design Challenge
Reinventing Clinical Decision Support
AMIA is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Student Design Challenge (SDC). In this challenge, we invite teams of graduate students from different scientific disciplines and of various backgrounds to propose creative solutions to a specified problem related to healthcare. We seek novel solutions that incorporate cutting edge computational and interactive technologies and take advantage of the considerable advances in such research areas as biomedical informatics, human-computer interaction, computer science, information visualization, pervasive and ubiquitous computing, among many others.
New for 2019! This year, we have a new format for the student design challenge that will focus on providing student teams with training and mentoring as they work on articulating their proposed solutions.
Proposal submission: We invite teams of graduate students and trainees in biomedical informatics and related fields to prepare a brief (1-2 pages) proposal for innovative solutions that take a new approach to providing clinicians and patients with decision support in regard to health. The proposal should clearly specify the selected specific problem, outline gaps in existing decision support systems targeting this problem, and describe the authors’ vision for their proposed solution. The five most innovative proposals will be invited to participate in a virtual summer training program. During this program, the teams will be provided with training on topics related to the design of interactive systems in health, including but not limited to methods for understanding human practices and requirements gathering, theories and frameworks related to decision support, design methods, evaluation methods, and others. The training will include virtual lectures, and practical exercises. Further, each team will have the opportunity to work with mentors who will provide teams with feedback on their emerging solutions. At the end of this period, the teams will be expected to fully articulate their proposed design concepts, develop an illustrative prototype of their solution, and design an approach to evaluating their prototype in user studies.
Final submission: At the end of the training program, the teams will submit their extended abstract of their final design solutions (more details will be provided to the selected teams about the structure of the extended abstract). A panel of distinguished members of the AMIA community will review the proposed solutions and rate them based on a number of criteria, including their originality and transformative potential. All five teams will be asked to attend the AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium and present their solutions during the AMIA poster session. The top three teams as selected by the SDC panel will be invited to participate in a formal presentation at AMIA.
- June 15: Submission deadline for proposals
- June 30: Invitations to top five teams sent
- July 15 - August 15: Summer training program
- August 30: Final Submissions
- September 15: Notifications to top three teams selected for oral presentations
- November 19: Presentation at AMIA 2019 Annual Symposium