General field of interests
Influenced by its technical background, Frederic's first interests were strongly related to machine learning and were reflected in his involvement in the search for efficient techniques to mining information from biological and clinical textual data. When entering the medical domain, Frederic came into regular contact with specialists coming from different horizons and has slowly expanded its interest toward a much more multidisciplinary approach. Frederic has developed interests towards the improvement of user experience in healthcare applications by positioning users at the center of the requirements. This has led Frederic toward the specialization in several fields of expertise such as ergonomics, innovative human computer interaction as well as the application of usability principles to improve users’ acceptance and satisfaction. Another research direction where Frederic is heading to, is the use of sensors for health purposes. These interests are reflected by the participation to several projects aiming at improving users QOL and the use of sensors platform. For instance, the development of sensors' platform allowing personalization of care and follow up of chronic conditions to improve quality of life (QOL). Another project aims at improving user experience in emergency waiting room or another project tries to implement a simulation to train informal caregivers of Alzheimer patients.
Frederic Ehrler graduated in 2009 at university of Geneva, Switzerland, with a PhD in computer science, focusing on mining of very large repositories of clinical textual data and computerized patient records. As a young postdoc, he devoted two years to work on distributed service-oriented architectures for critical applications in the clinical information system of the university hospitals of Geneva (HUG). Since 2012, within the team of the division of medical information sciences at the HUG, his work has focused on research, development and evaluation of innovative solutions in the health settings. This includes: i) Development of advanced interactions’ paradigms such as contactless, movements driven, etc. leading to the implementation of systems adapted for exposed working places such as operating theater, emergency rooms or pharmacy. ii) Integration of innovative ergonomics concepts into human computer interfaces for complex data visualization applied to decision support, navigation of very large data, etc. iii) Integration of various commercially available bio-captors into centralized platforms allowing better surveillance of people health; and iv) Implementation of evaluation and impact measurements.
- Siebert JN, Ehrler F, Lovis C, Combescure C, Haddad K, Gervaix A, Manzano S. A Mobile Device App to Reduce Medication Errors and Time to Drug Delivery During Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Study Protocol of a Multicenter Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial. JMIR Research Protocols 2017;6(8):e167.
- Siebert J, Ehrler F, Combescure C, Lacroix LE, Haddad K, Sanchez OL, Gervaix A, Lovis C, et al. A Mobile Device App to Reduce Time to Drug Delivery and Medication Errors During Simulated Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;19(2):e31.
- Siebert JN, Ehrler F, Gervaix A, Haddad K, Lacroix LE, Schrurs P, Sahin A, Lovis C, et al. Adherence to AHA Guidelines When Adapted for Augmented Reality Glasses for Assisted Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2017;19(5):e183.
- Rochat J, Siebert J, Galetto-Lacour A, Lovis C, Ehrler F. Communication of Children Symptoms in Emergency: Classification of the Terminology. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2017;235:456-460.
- Ehrler F, Siebert JN, Rochat J, Schneider F, Galetto-Lacour A, Gervaix A, Lovis C. Connecting Parents to a Pediatric Emergency Department: Designing a Mobile App Based on Patient Centred Care Principles. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2017;244:13-17.
- Ehrler F, Blondon K, Baillon-Bigotte D, Lovis C. Smartphones to Access to Patient Data in Hospital Settings: Authentication Solutions for Shared Devices. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2017;237:73-78.
- Ehrler F, Siebert J, Haddad K, Sahin A, Schrurs P, Diener R, Gervaix A, Manzano S, et al. Adapting Guidelines for Google Glass: the Case of Pediatric CPR. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2016;224:141-145.
- Ehrler F, Lovis C, Blondon K. Addressing the Complexity of Mobile App Design in Hospital Setting with a Tailored Software Development Life Cycle Model. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2016;228:200-4.
- Wipfli R, Ehrler F, Bediang GW, Betrancourt M, Lovis C. How Regrouping Alerts in Computerized Physician Order Entry Layout Influences Physicians' Prescription Behavior: Results of a Crossover Randomized Trial. JMIR Human Factors 2016;3(1):e15.
- Hagberg H, Siebert J, Gervaix A, Daehne P, Lovis C, Manzano S, Ehrler F. Improving Drugs Administration Safety in Pediatric Resuscitation Using Mobile Technology. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2016;225:656-657.
- Ehrler F, Siebert J, Wipfli R, Duret C, Gervaix A, Lovis C. Improving Patients Experience in Peadiatric Emergency Waiting Room. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2016;225:535-539.
- Argentin Y, Gluck F, Lovis C, Ehrler F. Individual Nomad Clinical Assistant: Supporting Nurses at the Point of Care. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2016;225:654-5.
- Ehrler F, Weber C, Lovis C. Influence of Pedometer Position on Pedometer Accuracy at Various Walking Speeds: A Comparative Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2016;18(10):e268.
- Ehrler F, Weber C, Lovis C. Positioning Commercial Pedometers to Measure Activity of Older Adults with Slow Gait: At the Wrist or at the Waist? Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2016;221:18-22.
- Issom D-Z, Zosso A, Ehrler F, Wipfli R, Lovis C, Koch S. Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of eHealth Tools for Patients with Sickle Cell Disease. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2015;216:898.
- Ehrler F, Baumann P, Lovis C. How to represent the decision process in a medication plan: the case of the swiss cohort of inflammatory bowel diseases. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2015;210:724-8.
- Ehrler F, Diener R, Lovis C. Opportunities and limitations in using google glass to assist drug dispensing. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2015;211:283-5.
- Ehrler F, Brissaud M, Wipfli R, Lovis C. Reshaping the laboratory results presentation layer: three interfaces for handheld devices. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2015;210:660-2.
- Ehrler F, Lovis C. Supporting elderly homecare with smartwatches: advantages and drawbacks. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2014;205:667-71.
- Ehrler F, Wipfli R, Teodoro DH, Sarrey E, Walesa M, Lovis C. Challenges in the Implementation of a Mobile Application in Clinical Practice: Case Study in the Context of an Application that Manages the Daily Interventions of Nurses. JMIR mHealth and uHealth 2013;1(1):e7.
- Ehrler F, Walesa M, Sarrey E, Lovis C. Smartphones: evidence-based user-interface design. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013;192:57-61.
- Ehrler F, Lovis C. Supporting drug prescription through autocompletion. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013;186:120-4.
- Ehrler F, Walesa M, Sarrey E, Wipfli R, Lovis C. User acquaintance with mobile interfaces. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2013;189:125-30.
- Issom D-Z, Hagry C, Wodia Mendo L, Seng H, Ehrler F, Lovis C. Challenges and issues of geolocation in clinical environment. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2012;180:447-51.
- Ehrler F, Walesa M, Sarrey E, Wipfli R, Lovis C. INCA - Individual Nomad Clinical Assistant - supporting nurses with mobile devices. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2012;180:1079-83.
- Ehrler F, Issom D, Lovis C. Technological choices for mobile clinical applications. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 2011;169:83-7.
- Ehrler F. Modular text mining for protein-protein interactions extraction. 2009
- Gobeill J, Tbahriti I, Ehrler F, Mottaz A, Veuthey A-L, Ruch P. Gene Ontology density estimation and discourse analysis for automatic GeneRiF extraction. BMC Bioinformatics 2008;9 Suppl 3:S9.
- Leitner F, Krallinger M, Johnson CA, Saetre R, Yoshida K, Chen YH, Kim S, Shin S-Y, et al. Introducing meta-services for biomedical information extraction. Genome Biology 2008;9(Suppl 2):S6.