Nuance to Numbers: Transforming Unstructured Physical Therapist Field Data to Structured Farm Task Data for an Injured/Ill Return to Work Software Application
The project will develop a compendium of agricultural tasks in dairy and pork production and design and pilot an interactive, clinically-guided software application, designed as a clinicians’ guide in return to work planning for injured dairy and pork workers, taking into account the limitations of the injured worker and the needs of the work place. One of the significant challenges is the integration of Physical and Occupational Therapists’ unstructured narrative data collection methods into structured data.
The project will utilize examples of representative pork and dairy facilities to describe workflow, feasibility and impact of returning workers into the various LDJA positions. This project closely links to several projects with a focus on injury and risk reduction in dairy production as part of the Upper Midwest Agricultural Safety and Health Center, whose overarching goal is to address health and safety issues faced by agriculture producers, workers, and their families in the Upper Midwest.
Learning Areas:Communication and informatics
Occupational health and safety
Define the challenges of integrating narrative field data collection methods of Physical and Occupational Therapists into the structured data needs of a software development project
Keyword(s): Information Technology, Occupational Health and Safety
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been working on this project with Dr. Matthew Keifer for three years, and have been the primary project manager since July 2014. In addition, I have three years of experience as an IT Project manager at Marshfield Clinicâs Biomedical Informatics Research Center. I have an MBA and an MS in Information & Communication Technology, and I am also planning to graduate from UW-Milwaukee with a PhD in Biomedical & Health Informatics in 2015.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.