April Webinar

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


Webinar title: Health Information Exchange in Long Term Care: Opportunities and Challenges

When:   Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 from 12:00 noon – 1:00PM ET

Webinar Description:

This webinar will review health information exchange (HIE), changing demographics and the need for sharing electronic health information with long term care, and the user experience of staff at one long term care site in early stages of sharing electronic data.

Speaker: Dr. Rebecca Meehan

Dr. Meehan is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics (HI) at Kent State University.  She teaches Human Factors & Usability in HI, Inquiry and Assessment in HI, and Health Information Systems.  Dr. Meehan earned her B.S. in Biology at St. Mary’s College and then went on to Case Western Reserve University for both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology & Gerontology.  Dr. Meehan has worked for over 20 years doing applied research in health and aging.  She has been the Project Director and Senior Research Associate at Case Western’s School of Medicine, Case Western’s Department of Sociology, St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, and Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society (IDEAS, Inc.).  Dr. Meehan compliments her academic research with industry knowledge in software development.  She worked in industry as a product manager and usability researcher for Intuit, Inc. and MRI Software, LLC for enterprise level systems.  Dr. Meehan’s research in health informatics is focused on improving usability of health information technology (Health IT), and Health IT use in long term post-acute care settings.  Dr. Meehan is the author of several publications and has presented at national and international conferences.  Most recently, she presented a paper entitled “New Frontiers:  Improving Long Term Care through Health Information Exchange” at the International Conference on Health Informatics, in Rome, Italy (February, 2016).  Dr. Meehan is an active member of HIMSS, AMIA, HFES-Healthcare, AHIMA-Long Term Care Post-Acute Care Collaborative and the HL-7 EHR Usability Workgroup.

Information for joining the call can be found below:

Kent State HI Pulse Webinar

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