Bridget Theresa Kane
Visiting Research Fellow, Public Health & Primary Care

Biography

Worked on the SIREN project with Prof Steve Thomas 2013 - end of2015. See www.ucc.ie/en/siren The aim of the SIREN project is to describe and evaluate the development and performance of different emergency and urgent care systems (EUCS) in Ireland and produce a framework for the future evaluation of EUCS in this country. Ultimately our research will facilitate the dissemination of quality improvement strategies across the country which will lead to population wide improvements in patient experience and health outcomes. The programme, led by Prof John Browne of University College Cork, involves six inter-related work packages to address the following objectives: i)To identify geographical networks of emergency and urgent care in Ireland, and describe the model of EUCS configuration planned/implemented in each region. ii) To analyse the process by which plans for EUCS reconfiguration were developed with a specific focus on the use of evidence and the roles of different internal and external stakeholders. iii) To analyse the relationship between different EUCS models of governance and provision, and system-level indicators of activity, process and clinical outcome. iv) To develop, implement and test a comprehensive evaluation framework for EUCS. Bridget has also conducted research in Department of Computer Science, in collaboration with clinicians at St. James's Hospital. Originally Bridget trained, and worked, as a biomedical scientist specialising in cell pathology. While working in a senior scientific role as departmental manager, she achieved an M.Sc. Management in Organization Behaviour. Later, following the successful implementation of an IT project Bridget became involved in health informatics and completed an M.Sc (Health Informatics) in 2003. Bridget's analysis of multidisciplinary medical team meetings and the use of communication technology was awarded PhD in June 2008.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Clinical Training and Teamwork: Learning and Feedback, IEEE 28th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, São Carlos and Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, June 22-25 2015, IEEE, 2015, pp280 - 285 Conference Paper, 2015

Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, Steve Thomas, Including Cost Analysis in a Framework for Evaluating Technology Use at Multidisciplinary Team Meetings in Healthcare, 11th International Health Economics Association, Dublin, 13 - 16 July 2014, 2014 Conference Paper, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Bridget Kane and Kristina Groth, Multidisciplinary Work Practices: A Comparison of Three Major European Hospitals, 27th International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, New York, USA, May 27th - 29th 2014, IEEE, 2014, pp369 - 375 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Expanding the HCI Agenda in Healthcare, 27th International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, New York, USA, May 27th - 29th 2014, IEEE, 2014, pp382 - 385 Conference Paper, 2014 DOI

Bridget Kane and Pieter Toussaint and Saturnino Luz, Shared Decision Making Needs a Communication Record, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, San Antonio, Texas, USA, February 23-27, edited by Loren Terveen and Cliff Lampe , ACM, 2013, pp79 - 89 Conference Paper, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI URL

Bridget Kane and Pieter Toussaint, Developing a Framework for Evaluation of Technology Use at Multidisciplinary Meetings in Healthcare, 26th iEEE International Symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems (CBMS), Porto, Portugal, 20-22 June 2013, IEEE, 2013, pp355 - 360 Conference Paper, 2013

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, "Do No Harm": Fortifying MDT Collaboration in Changing Technological Times, International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82, 2013, p613 - 625 Journal Article, 2013 TARA - Full Text DOI

Bridget Kane and Kristina Groth and Pieter Toussaint, What Makes a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT), and How Do MDTs Work?, Infrastructures in Healthcare, Tromsø, June 13-14, edited by Gunnar Ellingsen and Pernille Bjørn , 2013 Conference Paper, 2013 URL

Luca Longo, Bridget Kane, Lucy Hederman, Argumentation Theory in Health Care, The 25th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Rome, Italy, June 20-22, 2012, IEEE, 2012, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2012 URL DOI

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Collaboration and multimedia: identifying equilibrium in the MDT information ecosystem, ACM 2012 conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, Seattle, February 2012, edited by Jonathan Grudin, Gloria Mark and John Riedl , ACM, 2012, pp119 - 122 Conference Paper, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, On Record Keeping at Multidisciplinary Team Meetings, The 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, Bristol, England, June 27 - 30, 2011, IEEE, 2011, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2011 DOI TARA - Full Text

Longo Luca, Kane Bridget, A novel methodology for evaluating user interfaces in health care, 24th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS) , 27-30 Jun, 2011, pp1 - 6 Conference Paper, 2011 URL

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Information sharing at multidisciplinary medical team meetings, Group Decision and Negotiation, 20, (4), 2011, p437 - 464 Journal Article, 2011 URL TARA - Full Text DOI

Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology, Taylor& Francis, [Associate Editor], 2011 Editorial Board, 2011

Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, Jing Su, Capturing multimodal interaction at medical meetings in a hospital setting: Opportunities and Challenges, Workshop on Multi-Modal Corpora at LREC 2010, Malta, May 17-23, edited by Michael Kipp, Jean-Claude Martin, Patrizia Paggio, Dirk Heylen , 2010, pp140 - 145 Conference Paper, 2010 TARA - Full Text URL

Bridget Kane, Ken O'Byrne, Saturnino Luz, Assessing Support Requirements for Multidisciplinary Team Meetings, The 23RD IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS 2010), Perth, Western Australia, 12 - 15 October 2010, edited by Mykola Pechenizkiy and Tony Hu , IEEE, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010 DOI TARA - Full Text

Automatic meeting participant role detection by dialogue patterns. in, editor(s)Esposito, A, Campbell N Vogel, C Hussain, A Nijholt, A , Development of Multimodal Interfaces: Active Listening and Synchrony. No. 5967 in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Berlin Heidelberg, Springer, 2010, pp314 - 327, [Jing, S., Kane, B. and Luz, S] Book Chapter, 2010

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Achieving Diagnosis by Consensus, COMPUTER SUPPORTED COOPERATIVE WORK-THE JOURNAL OF COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING , 18, (4), 2009, p357 - 391 Journal Article, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Assimilating Information and Offering a Medical Opinion in Remote and Co-located Meetings, IEEE Computer Based Medical Systems, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, August 3 - 4, IEEE, 2009, pp494 - 499 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI TARA - Full Text

Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz and James Meaney, Perception of Movement and Orientation in Digital Medical Imaging, Irish Human Computer Interaction Conference (I-HCI'09), Trinity College Dublin, September, edited by S Luz, G. Doherty and A. Quigley , 2009, pp111 - 114 Conference Paper, 2009 DOI

Bridget Kane, What can vocalisation patterns tell us about the content of meetings?, COST 2102, Trinity College Dublin, March 23 - 27 2009, edited by Anna Esposito, Nick Campbell, Marcos Faundez-Zanuy, Amir Hussain, Anton Nijholt, Carl Vogel , 2009 Conference Paper, 2009

Jing Su, Kane, B., Luz, S., Automatic content segmentation of audio recordings at multidisciplinary medical team meetings, Information Technology, Gdansk, Poland, 18-21 May, 2008, pp309 - 312 Conference Paper, 2008 DOI URL

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Is it easier to offer expert opinion in teleconference?, TTeC08, Tromso, Norway, 08-11 June 2008, 2008, pp169 - 170 Conference Paper, 2008

Bridget Kane and Saturnino Luz, Taking lessons from teleconferencing to improve same time same place interactions, IEEE CBMS 08, Jyvasklya, Finland, 16-19 June 2008, IEEE, 2008, pp494 - 499 Conference Paper, 2008 URL DOI

Bridget T. Kane, An Analysis of the Dynamics of Multi-Disciplinary Medical Team Meetings and the Use of Communication Technology, Trinity College Dublin, 2008 Thesis, 2008 TARA - Full Text

Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, D Sean O'Briain, Ronan McDermott, Multidisciplinary team meetings and their impact on work-flow in Radiology and Pathology Departments, BMC Medicine, 5, (15), 2007, p10 Journal Article, 2007 URL DOI

Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, Probing the Use and Value of Video for Multi-Disciplinary Medical Teams in Teleconference, Proceedings of the 19th IEEE International symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, 19th IEEE International symposium on Computer Based Medical Systems, Salt Lake City USA, June 2006, 2006, pp518 - 523 Conference Paper, 2006 DOI URL

Bridget Kane, Saturnino Luz, Multidisciplinary Medical Team Meetings: An analysis of collaborative working with special attention to timing and teleconferencing, Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 15, (5-6), 2006, p501 - 535 Journal Article, 2006 DOI URL

Curran, AJ, Smyth, D, Kane, B, Toner, M, Timon, CI, Exfoliated malignant cells in glove and instrument washings following head and neck surgery., Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences, 21, (3), 1996 Journal Article, 1996

MacLeod, D, Kane, B, Kidney, D, Murphy, J, O'Briain, DS, Jackson, F, Mulvihill, B, Mulcahy, F, Clancy, L, Prichard, JS, A clinico-pathological study of 79 bronchoscopies in HIV-positive patients., Irish medical journal, 86, (5), 1993 Journal Article, 1993

McLoughlin, P, Mulcahy, F, O'Briain, DS, Kane, B, Mulvihill, E, Prichard, JS, Lung pathology in HIV positive patients., Irish medical journal, 83, (3), 1990 Journal Article, 1990

Pius, A. Vinu, M. Middleton, L. Ahmad, S. Kane, B., A Study of an Infant Tagging System in a Maternity Hospital in Practice, Irish Journal of Medical Science, RAMI Health Informatics Student Research Symposium, Dublin, May 20th 2015, edited by IJMS , 184, (Supplement), ppS349 - S350 Published Abstract, URL

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology, Taylor & Francis, [Special Issue on Teamwork, Collaboration and Patient Centred Care], 2015 Editorial Board, 2015 URL

Journal of Behaviour and IT, Taylor & Francis, [Special Issue: Medical Team Meetings: Utilising Technology to Enhance Communication, Collaboration and Decision-Making], 2011 Editorial Board, 2011 URL

Research Expertise

Description

Information, Communication and Decision-making processes. Multidisciplinary medical team working; medical work, especially diagnostic work processes; health services research; meetings, job design and interpersonal communications at work. Behaviour and Information Technology.

Projects

  • Title
    • SIREN: Appropriate Care in the Appropriate Setting: The Impact of the Health Service Executive Transformation Programme on Utilisation, Patient Experience, Safety and outcome in Urgent and Emergency Care
  • Summary
    • The aim is to describe and evaluate the development and performance of different emergency and urgent care systems (EUCS) in Ireland. There are four objectives: 1. To identify geographical networks of emergency and urgent care In Ireland, and describe the model of EUCS configuration planned/implemented in each region. 2. To analyse the process by which plans for EUCS reconfiguration were developed with a specific focus on the use of evidence and the roles of different internal and external stakeholders. 3. To analyse the relationship between different EUCS models of governance and provision, and system-level indicators of activity, process and clinical outcome. 4. To develop, implement and test a comprehensive evaluation framework for EUCS. Ultimately our research will facilitate the dissemination of quality improvement strategies across the country which will lead to population wide improvements in patient experience and health outcomes.
  • Funding Agency
    • Health Research Board
  • Date From
    • May 2013
  • Date To
    • May 2015
  • Title
    • Technological support for interaction in multidisciplinary medical discussions
  • Summary
    • My current work continues to explore specific MDT issues in St. James's Hospital and further inform the model of MDT work. Issues of standardization of practices among teams, namely the selection of patients for discussion, the data required to be available at the MDTM for discussion to take place and the recording practices for the MDTM decision, are being addressed. Integration of MDT knowledge into MDTM records and available to individual patient electronic into the hospital Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system is being explored. The use of teleconferencing technology is also being monitored.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCSET
  • Date From
    • December 2009
  • Date To
    • December 2011
  • Title
    • ECOMMET: Enhanced Computing Support for Multidisciplinary Medical Team Meetings
  • Summary
    • Multidisciplinary medical team meetings have become an established practice in many hospitals. Teams of experts routinely come together to discuss cases and patient management decisions. Such discussions generate a wealth of information that is not captured in traditional medical records. Although recent technological and organisational developments have made digital recording of entire meetings a distinct possibility, the usefulness of this kind of audiovisual database is dependent on how effectively its contents can be accessed. This project will investigate human and technological issues involved in building advanced computing support for collaboration, production and access of electronic medical records in those contexts.
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2006
  • Date To
    • 2009

Keywords

Biomedical sciences; Cytology and Cancerology; Decision support tools; Health informatics; Health management; Human computer interactions; Internet technologies; Management, information technology, information systems; Multimedia; Organisation design, development, theory, behaviour

Recognition

Representations

Publications Chair at the 28th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2015, Brazil, 2015 June 2015

Associate Editor and Editorial Board of the International Journal of Health Informatics June 2013

Associate Editor Journal of Behaviour and Information Technology June 2011

Publications Chair at the 27th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2014, New York, USA, 2014 May 27-29, 2014

Programme Committee for Workshop on Collaboration and Coordination in the Context of Informal Care, at CSCW, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2014, Feb 15 - 19, 2014

Co-Chair Special Track on 'Collaboration and technology-mediated communication in healthcare', at the 26th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2013, Porto, Portugal June 20-22 2013

Co-Chair Special Track on 'Collaboration and technology-mediated communication in healthcare', at the 25th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2012, Rome, Italy June 20 -22

Co-Chair Special Track on 'Supporting Collaboration in Healthcare', at the 24th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2011, Bristol, England June 27th - 30th

Co-Chair Special Track on 'Supporting Collaboration among Healthcare Workers', at the 23rd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2010, Perth, Western Australia October 12 -15 2010

Co-Chair Special Track on 'Sharing Knowledge and Expertise', at the 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2009, New Mexico, USA. Aug 3-4

Co-Chair Special Track on 'Health Knowledge Management', at the 21th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems IEEE CBMS 2008, Jyvaskla, Finland. 16-19 June 2008

Programme Committee INTERACT, 2009 Aug 24-28

Programme Committee 22nd IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2009 Aug 3-4

Programme Committee 21th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, 2008 2008

Programme committee 20th IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems 2007. 2007

Awards and Honours

Marie Skłodowska-Curie ERCIM Fellowship Mar 2012

IRCSET Research Fellowship December 2009

Chartered Scientist 2004

IRCHSS Research Scholarship 2004

WiSER postdoctoral award March 2008

Memberships

Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences 1983 – current

Fellow of the Academy of Clinical Science and Laboratory Medicine 1983 – current

Treasurer, Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) SIGCHI Ireland 2013 – current

Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland 1987 – current

Health Informatics Society of Ireland 1995 – current

Cytotechnologist member of the International Academy of Cytology 1985 – current

Extra-Ordinary member of the British Society for Clinical Cytology 1985 – current

Member of the Papanicolaou Society of Cytopathology 1995 – current

Associate Irish Management Institute 1987 – current

IEEE - ordinary member 2006 – current