Katie Pine

Katie Pine is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Irvine Department of Informatics with the Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing. Katie's dissertation, entitled "Childbirth Re-Written as an Organizational Event: The Impact of Accountability Artifacts on Coordination of Routines in a Labor & Delivery Unit" explores the tensions between administrative and regulatory requirements for accountability and situated coordination of work by medical personnel that arise as work infrastructures in hospitals shift from paper to digital artifacts, through an ethnographic investigation of EMR implementation in a hospital obstetrical unit. Broadly, her research focuses on algorithmic and sociomaterial dimensions of medical work.  A new stream of research undertaken during her postdoc focuses on the the situated practices of recording, curating, analyzing, and deploying information about healthcare practice as part of data-driven performance measurement and quality improvement efforts.