Project List

Projects that contribute to the mission of the center include the following. These projects are funded by AFOSR, A*STAR-SERC, HHS ONC, NSF, and NIH.

GaitTrack: Continuous Health Monitoring for Chronic Disease Assessment using Simple Smart Phones

GaitTrack: Continuous Health Monitoring for Chronic Disease Assessment using Simple Smart Phones

GaitTrack is a phone app to detect health status, while the person is simply carrying it during normal activities. No additional devices are necessary, only smart phone software. The GaitTrack software monitors gait speed, the walking patterns. It uses the phone sensors, accelerometer and magnetometer, to record spatial temporal motion of the phone. Our software transforms the phone motion into body motion. There is immediate application to chronic disease of lung and heart, such as COPD and CHF. A health monitor system using simple phone app can detect variation, individual change in activity status, and assess severity, comparing changed status to normal baseline for a particular level for the chronic disease.

Assured Information Sharing Lifecycle (AISL)

Assured Information Sharing Lifecycle (AISL)

Jiawei Han and ChengXiang Zhai AISL is focused on developing an integrated framework to support assured information sharing. The research is framed by a set of requirements relevant to applications found in the military, government, and industry and has applications to the privacy-preserving sharing of health information. The project will develop ways to provide secure knowledge […]

Biomedical Informatics Core – Center for Clinical Translational Sciences

Biomedical Informatics Core – Center for Clinical Translational Sciences

Denise Hynes, Neil Bahroos, Buki Ogunseitan, and Andrew Boyd The Biomedical Informatics (BI) Core is one of five service cores at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) and provides services, consultation, and seminar series focused on clinical data resources, data management and database building, and software development in support of clinical and translational […]

Childhood Cancer Survivor Program to Empower Action in Care

Childhood Cancer Survivor Program to Empower Action in Care

Lisa Sharp The pilot is designed to assess the acceptability and feasibility of a community-based intervention to engage childhood cancer survivors more actively in cancer follow-up care. The study includes an Internet-based version of the program to provide education, video-based media, forms and other online resources to support efforts of engaging cancer survivors in their […]

Community Mapping Application — CCTS Community Engagement & BI Core Collaborative Project

Community Mapping Application — CCTS Community Engagement & BI Core Collaborative Project

Carol Ferrans, Denise Hynes, Buki Ogunseitan, and Karen Peters The Community Mapping Application project, expected to be live by March 2012, is an interactive, searchable map of the 77 Chicago community areas that displays real-time information about UIC research projects active in each community. This application provides infrastructure support for the development of community partnerships. The […]

Electronic Security and Privacy Technological, Human, Enterprise and Legal Considerations

Electronic Security and Privacy Technological, Human, Enterprise and Legal Considerations

Ranganathan Chandrasekaran, Steve Jones, Robert Sloan, Annette Valenta, and Venkat Venkatakrishnan This is a National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (NSF IGERT) program to develop cross-disciplinary research on electronic security and privacy. This program is making scientific, technological and educational advances by integrating the fields of computer science and engineering, social and behavioral sciences, business, law, […]

Enabling Biomedical Research with Differential Privacy

Enabling Biomedical Research with Differential Privacy

Marianne Winslett, Nikita Borisov, and Jiawei Han Statistical analysis of patient data can help evaluate health risks, determine best practices, and develop new treatments that can alter the quality of life for millions of people. However, privacy concerns make it infeasible to provide researchers with unfettered access to medical records. The practical previous approaches to this problem have […]

Evaluating the Impact of an Electronic Health Record System on Outpatient Clinic Practices

Evaluating the Impact of an Electronic Health Record System on Outpatient Clinic Practices

Dan Morrow and Karen Dunn Lopez The project is investigating effects of a new Electronic Health Record system at Carle, focusing on the impact of a change in EHR system on how clinicians in the Carle Convenient Care Clinic manage and communicate information needed for patient care. Researchers are studying patient care activities related to clinician information […]

Evidence Based Discovery

Evidence Based Discovery

Cathy Blake Vast quantities of electronic information provide a unique opportunity for scientists identify candidate solutions for grand challenges as scientists, policy makers, and students have never had access to more electronic information than they do today. The goal in this research is to develop new text mining methods that are consistent with the manual […]

Experience-Based Access Management (EBAM) for Hospital Information Technology

Experience-Based Access Management (EBAM) for Hospital Information Technology

Carl A. Gunter EBAM is developing a methodology for using experience from access logs to narrow the gap between the ideal access rights of principals in hospital information systems and the enforced controls that the system must use in practice. The methodology rests on developing an expected model of access rights based on attribute-based rule […]

Exploiting Multi-Modality in TEEVE for Tele-physiotherapy

Exploiting Multi-Modality in TEEVE for Tele-physiotherapy

Klara Nahrstedt With the advent of multi-modal high quality devices coupled with high processing and communication capabilities, low cost “tele-immersive environments for everybody” (TEEVE) are emerging as a new medium for human interactions and collaborative tele-operations for supporting physical medicine and rehabilitation.  The Illinois team of the “TEEVE-For-Health” project explores interactive tele-immersive environments for tele-physiotherapy […]

Formalizing Operator Task Analysis (FOTA)

Formalizing Operator Task Analysis (FOTA)

Elsa L. Gunter and Carl A. Gunter FOTA explores ways to formally model and reason about human operators’ task descriptions and the risks entailed in operator errors. The analysis is based on the use of concurrent game structures applied to an engineered concept of protection envelope that prevents key operator errors from developing into hazards. Health information […]

Health Promoters and Pharmacists in Diabetes Team Management

Health Promoters and Pharmacists in Diabetes Team Management

Ben Gerber and Lisa Sharp The study will determine whether the addition of health promoters to clinic-based pharmacist service delivery improves care. This study includes Living Well with Diabetes, a UIC-developed multimedia program available on iPad devices for community health worker encounters with diabetic patients. To find out more information regarding this project, see the abstract.

Healthcare Infrastructure (NetCare)

Healthcare Infrastructure (NetCare)

Bruce Schatz and Richard Berlin A new model of health systems infrastructure is needed due to a dramatic shift from simple situations of acute care to complex situations of chronic care. The rising use of information technology such as social network sites and mobile phones will make it possible to measure many more properties of many more […]

Human Augmentics for Sustained Wellness

Human Augmentics for Sustained Wellness

Jason Leigh and Robert Kenyon Human Augmentics refers to the field of study that employs information technologies to amplify human capabilities. In this Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) project, enabling people to monitor and visualize their present health behaviors into the future, and to positively affect their long-term wellbeing. A current focus is the development of advanced wireless asthma dosers, a […]

Improving Usability of Electronic Health Record Systems and Patient Portals

Improving Usability of Electronic Health Record Systems and Patient Portals

Wai-Tat Fu and Dan Morrow The project aims at improving usability of EHR systems and Internet patient portals in facilitating synchronous and asynchronous communication between doctors and patients, clinic activities, information management, and other patient care goals. Areas of focus include designs of better EHR-based forms that support timely exchange of clinical information to facilitate patient diagnoses, better […]

INDICATOR

INDICATOR

Ian Brooks NCSA is teaming with Carle Foundation, Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD), the Center for One Health Illinois, and many other community partners to develop INDICATOR, an advanced information system for infectious disease surveillance, modeling, and response. Ultimately, the goal of this project is to provide an open source platform for managing the data and […]

Industrial Design of Medical Devices for Daily Health

Industrial Design of Medical Devices for Daily Health

Deana McDonagh, Stephen Boppart, Brian Ross, Ting Lu, and Bruce Schatz This project is bringing work being conducted in laboratories on campus into general use by employing user-centered, research-based industrial design.  Exploratory design projects using medical devices employ an iterative design process based on concept generation, development, refinement, user feedback, and prototype development with some of these phases repeating. […]

Medical Device Plug and Play (MDPnP)

Medical Device Plug and Play (MDPnP)

Lui Sha, Ralph Johnson, José Meseguer, ChengXiang Zhai, and Richard Berlin The safe MDPnP project aims at developing the scientific and technological foundation to dramatically reduce preventable medical errors by safely controlling the complex interactions of networked medical devices, medical information systems, and medical personnel. We are developing formal systems composition architectures for safe and medical-procedure-aware medical device plug-and-play (MD PnP). In […]

Moving Forward: A Weight Loss Program for African American Breast Cancer Survivors

Moving Forward: A Weight Loss Program for African American Breast Cancer Survivors

Melinda Stolley Moving Forward is a six-month cognitive-behavioral community-based weight loss intervention that was developed in collaboration with African American breast cancer survivors. The study includes text messaging to encourage healthy behaviors, provide motivation, increase social support, provide timely information related to healthy eating and exercise resources, and reminders of classes. More information regarding this […]

Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS)

Strategic Healthcare IT Advanced Research Projects on Security (SHARPS)

Carl A. Gunter and Dan Roth SHARPS aims to develop techniques to reduce security and privacy risks that pose barriers to the meaningful use of health information technology. Areas of focus include electronic health records, health information exchanges, and telemedicine. The project includes investigations into policy considerations, service models, and open validation benchmarks. It is a multi-disciplinary […]

Towards Formal Risk-Aware Authorization (RAA)

Towards Formal Risk-Aware Authorization (RAA)

Marianne Winslett RAA aims to develop a hybrid authorization approach to access control that augments the strong formal guarantees of ABAC with more adaptive, risk-aware capabilities. This will improve on traditional authorization decisions, which rigidly classify a user as satisfying or not satisfying an access policy. RAA will design strategies for approximate proofs of authorization […]