December Webinar

Kent State University Health Informatics is excited to announce the December speaker for the HI Pulse Webinar Series!

Webinar title: Why Information Systems Fail: Implementation Pitfalls & Problems

When:   Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

Webinar Description:

People, process and technology. All of these factors must be considered when the implementation of any new system is contemplated. What makes some systems successful and what makes some fail? Dr. Christine Hudak will discuss her research in this area focusing on the issues and concerns seen in putting a new system to the test. Whether it is a new EHR, a new Pharmacy system or a Public health system, there are common characteristics of success and failure. Based upon the work of Henry Lucas, this presentation will help you understand those characteristics and help you develop a roadmap to avoid failure.

Speaker: Dr. Christine Hudak 

Dr. Hudak is the concentration coordinator of Health Informatics at Kent State. She was previously an Associate Professor, the Director of the Master of Nursing Science in Nursing Informatics Program at Case Western Reserve University and the Director of NurseWeb. Dr. Hudak also worked for MetroHealth Medical Center as the Manager of User Support Systems and was instrumental in MetroHealth’s first system implementation.

Hudak is a member of several professional organizations, including American Medical Informatics Association, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society,  National Institutes of Health Informatics (Canada), American Nursing Informatics Association-CARING, American Society of Health Informatics Managers, Canadian Nursing Informatics Association. She is currently the President of the Northern Ohio Chapter of the Health Information and Management Systems Society.

She is a peer reviewer for several journals including the Journal of Nursing Measurement, Journal of Professional Nursing, Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, Journal of Healthcare Information Management, Nursing Education Perspectives, and CIN: Computers, Informatics & Nursing. She is a rater for the McMaster Online Rating of Evidence System.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, her Masters of Education in post-secondary education from Cleveland State University and her doctorate in Urban Education Administration from Cleveland State University. She a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS) and board certified in Nursing Informatics (RN-BC).

Information for joining the call can be found below:

Kent State HI Pulse Webinar

Topic: KSU NOHIMSS Webinar Series

Date and Time:

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 11:30 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)

Event number: 714 696 730

Event password: This event does not require a password.

Event address for attendees:

Audio conference information


1. Please call one of the following numbers:

Local: 1-330-672-4000

Toll Free: 1-866-330-9367

2. Follow the instructions that you hear on the phone.

Cisco Unified MeetingPlace meeting ID: 714 696 730


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