Health informatics

Enhancing the community health information infrastructure

Health information is a critical resource for individuals and communities, but not all groups have equal access to this information. This research and the results derived from this collaborative planning project will help to shape an anticipated future large-scale research project focusing on enhancement of health information infrastructures for marginalized urban communities.

Health translations

This project has explored how different information worlds in Flint, Michigan were tied to health information work, including varying translations that people make to manage their health in light of everyday concerns.

Assessing readiness, achievement and impact of HITECH Act Stage 3 care coordination criteria

This project will help to establish objectives and define criteria to implement technology in healthcare as part of Stage 3 of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. The HITECH Act was enacted in 2009 to create a nationwide network of electronic health records (EHRs) to improve the quality and efficiency of care given to all Americans.

Adoption and use of information technology to improve hospital performance

Proposed by UMSI Assistant Professor Julia Adler-Milstein, this project will examine data accumulated over time on hospital IT adoption in order to characterize and better understand approaches to electronic health record adoption. Christy Harris Lemak and Shoou-Yih Daniel Lee from the U-M School of Public Health are collaborating with Adler-Milstein on this project. 

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