Patti is a nurse with a PhD in Operations Analysis. She completed a 2-year post-doc research fellowship in the Department of Computer Science in the Human Computer Interaction Laboratory at UMCP where she focused upon the design of usable and error-mitigating HIT. She is a formally trained informatician, and her research is focused in mHealth, eHealth, & distributed eLearning.
Dr. Abbott extended her research background in knowledge discovery in large datasets (data analytics) at the HCIL by also focusing upon visualization (making sense of large collections of healthcare data in a way that provides value), human computer interaction, and user-centered design. She has expanded that body of knowledge into low-resource mHealth/eHealth development and study, partnering with the University of Michigan School of Medicine and the University of Michigan’s Center for Managing Chronic Disease. Dr. Abbott is focused on e-Health/mHealth applications for low-resource settings and vulnerable populations, particularly in Latin America, with a primary focus on non-communicable diseases and digital education.
Lowry, S. Z.; Quinn, M. T.; Ramaiah, M.; Brick, D.; Patterson, E. S.; Zhang, J.; Abbott, P.; Gibbons, M. C. (2012). (NISTIR 7865) A Human Factors Guide to Enhance EHR Usability of Critical User Interactions when Supporting Pediatric Patient Care. NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)“ 7865. Available at: http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=911520. National Institutes of Standards and Technology: US Department of Commerce.
Schumacher, R., Patterson, E., North, R., Zhang, J., Lowry, S., Quinn, M. Ramiah, M., Abbott, P., & Gibbons, M. (2012). Technical Evaluation, Testing and Validation of the Usability of Electronic Health Records. NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) “ 7804. Available at: http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=909701. National Institutes of Standards and Technology: US Department of Commerce.
Abbott, P. (2012). Effectiveness and Clinical Usability of a Handheld Information Appliance. NursingResearch and Practice. Hindawi, Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 307258, doi:10.1155/2012/307258.
Sockolow, P., Bowles, K., Lehmann, H., Abbott, P., Weiner, J. (2012). Community-based, interdisciplinary geriatric care team satisfaction with an electronic health record: a multimethod study. Computers, informatics, nursing : CIN 30 ( 6 ): 300-11.
Poe, S., Abbott, P., & Pronovost, P. (2011). Building Nursing Intellectual Capital for Safe Use of Information Technology: A Before-After Study to Test an Evidence-Based Peer Coach Intervention.Â Journal of Nursing Care Quality.