I am a senior research scientist in the Institute of Health Policy and Management. My research focuses on the impact of design and implementation of health information technology systems on clinical work practices. I teach about the social and organizational issues of health informatics. Currently I am also a research fellow at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Until January 1, 2008 I was a visiting research fellow at the Centre for Health Informatics of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. In 2003-2004 I was a visiting scientist in the Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore. Short bio After my graduation in 1980 I taught medical physics and computing in higher professional education. Apart from teaching I was very much involved in the development of courses at the graduate and post-graduate level and learning materials for health informatics. Previous employers were Saxion Hogescholen in Zwolle/Deventer, Hogeschool van Utrecht and Fontys Hogescholen in Eindhoven. From 1988 - 1992 I was a visiting researcher at the Department of Medical Informatics (MIEUR) of Erasmus MC working on problems of the electronic patient record. During my professional career I gained interest in the social and organizational aspects of health informatics, because I felt that these were equally important as the underlying technology to make information systems work in practice. Fortunately, both at a national and international level I found people who shared the same interest. In the European Federation for Medical Informatics (EFMI) I founded a working group on human and organizational issues of medical informatics. Since 1999 I am a scientific staff member of the Institute of Health Policy and Management of Erasmus University Rotterdam. I have also an appointment in the Department of Medical Informatics of Erasmus MC.
F. van Stiphout, J. Zwart-van Rijkom, L.A. Maggio, J.E.C.M. Aarts, D.W. Bates, T. van Gelder, P.A.F. Jansen, J. Schraagen, A.C.G. Egberts & E. ter Braak (2015). Task analysis of information technology-mediated medication management in outpatient care. British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 80 (3), 415-424. doi: 10.1111/bcp.12625
Z. Niazkhani, H. Pirnejad, A.A. de Bont & J.E.C.M. Aarts (2010). CPOE in Non-Surgical Versus Surgical Specialties: A Qualitative Comparison of Clinical Contexts in the Medication Process. The Open Medical Informatics Journal, 4, 206-213.
H. van der Sijs & J.E.C.M. Aarts (2008). Turning off frequently overridden drug alerts: limited opportunities for doing it safely. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 15 (4), 439-448.
Z. Niazkhani, H. Pirnejad, A.A. de Bont & J.E.C.M. Aarts (2008). Evaluating inter-professional work support by a computerized physician order entry (CPOE) system. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 136, 321-326.
S. de Lusignan & J.E.C.M. Aarts (2008). UK's national programme for IT welcomes recommendation for a more sociotechnical approach to evaluation: a commentary on the Greenhalgh evaluation of the summary care record. Informatics in Primary Care, 16 (2), 75-77.
J.E.C.M. Aarts (1999). From model to materials: the reslults of the Dutch project to develop learning materials for health informatics education. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 1009-1009.
J.E.C.M. Aarts & C. Nøhr (2010). From Safe Systems to Patient Safety (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 157). Amsterdam: IOS Press
R. Jansen, J.E.C.M. Aarts, H. Brouwer, W. van Geffen & R. Huijsman (2003). Gedeelde planning in transmurale zorgketens. (Extern rapport). :
M. de Mul, M. Nijkamp, J.E.C.M. Aarts & M. Berg (2001). In ogenschouw; ICT-ondersteunde zorginnovatie in de oogzorg: minder wachten, meer kwaliteit? (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: BMG
F. Paolucci, H. Ergas, T. Hannan & J.E.C.M. Aarts (2010). The Effectiveness of Health Informatics. In S.M. Kabene (Ed.), Healthcare and the Effect of Technology: Developments, Challenges and Advancements (pp. 13-2). Hershey, New York: Medical Information Science reference
J.E.C.M. Aarts & F. Magrabi (2008). Medical informatics and patient safety. In Patient safety in emergency medicine
J.E.C.M. Aarts, M. Berg & E. Huisman (2003). Health information management education at the institute of Health Policy and management of the Erasmus univerity Rotterdam. In -- -- (Ed.), Yearbook of medical informatics (pp. 179-183). --: --
J.E.C.M. Aarts (2001). On articulation and localization some sociotechnical issues of design, implementation and evaluation of knowledge based systems. In S. Quaglini, P. Barahona & S. Andreassen (Eds.), Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (pp. 16-22). Heidelberg: LNCS/LNAI
S. Hoekstra & J.E.C.M. Aarts (2000). A coherent approach to health informatics education: results of the Dutch curriculum project. In J. Mantas (Ed.), Health and medical informatics education in Europe (pp. 66-70). --: IOS Press