Consumer health informatics is a growing and dynamic field of research and practice. Consumers and patients are increasingly using health information technologies, and even more have the potential to benefit from them in the future. As the opportunities for consumer health informatics grow, we believe that there would be value to building a network of researchers in the field. We believe that such a network could allow us to have creative and productive conversations, build collaborations, and ultimately pursue more ambitious and multidisciplinary initiatives than we could alone.
In this meeting, we want to start a dialogue between consumer health informatics researchers, beginning with scholars who are located close to one another geographically. Therefore, you are invited to an invitation-only, one-day meeting of Consumer Health Informatics researchers in the Midwest (CHIM). The purpose of the meeting will be to share information about ongoing projects and explore collaborative opportunities.