Posted on Wednesday, November 2, 2016
H3IT 2016 is organizing its third annual international conference for all stakeholders interested in leveraging health information technology (HIT) in home and hospice care. The event will be held in Chicago, IL on Nov 11, 2016 and will be chaired by Dr.Gunes Koru.
H3IT conference provides a forum where evidence-based research findings, information, and tools are communicated to achieve better health outcomes, quality of care, utilization of and access to care, and reduced care costs in home and hospice care settings. It's …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, September 22, 2016
Saiadithya Cumbulam, Setareh Salimi, and Dr. Gunes Koru presented a poster titled "A Methodology for Determining Financial Feasibility of Health IT Solutions in the Future of Home Care" and also delivered an interactive presentation on "Automated Fraud Detection for Medicaid-Reimbursed Home Care Claims".
Posted on Monday, June 20, 2016
Dr. Gunes Koru and Dr. Dari AlHuwail won the 2016 Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics Research Poster Award for their poster presented titled "Identifying Home Care Clinicians Information Needs to Achieve Better Care Coordination in Fall Risk Management".
Posted on Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Dr. Koru has received funding and started research projects at the Health IT Lab at UMBC. The research projects focus on (i) supporting the enhancement and evolution of data governance infrastructures used in health services for achieving the triple aims, better care, reduced costs, and better health , through leveraging data analytics, (ii) establishing continuous quality improvement practices for software and healthcare-administration systems, (iii) and on investigating the challenges and opportunities to improve the in-home healthcare support and …Read more »
Posted on Friday, April 22, 2016
|HOME HEALTH IT SUMMIT|
|Wednesday, May 11, 2016 – 11 AM – 4 PM|
|Empowering Engagement in the Digital Age|
|Organized by the Health IT Lab at UMBC|
|University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)|
|Information Technology and Engineering Building (ITE) Room 456|
|1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250|
Home care clinicians, executives, administrators, and information technology …Read more »
Posted on Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Information Systems Department at UMBC has awarded Dari Alhuwail, a PhD graduate of the Health IT Lab, with the "Audience Choice Award" for his poster entitled "A Qualitative Case Study Investigating How Health IT Solutions Responds to Home Care Clinicans' Information Needs for Fall-Risk Management". The Annual IS Student Research Poster Contest encourages students to submit posters based on their research. …Read more »
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016
The 2016 Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) has selected Dari Alhuwail and Dr. Koru's abstract titled "Identifying Home Care Clinicians' Information Needs to Achieve Better Care Coordination in Fall Risk Management" for a podium presentation. This abstract has also been selected to receive the Nursing Informatics Research Award.
SINI is a highly established nursing informatics conference with an extensive history that is well known globally. The conference will be held in Baltimore, MD from July 20 to July 22nd. Further conference details can be found at …Read more »
Posted on Monday, April 11, 2016
The 2016 Summer Institute in Nursing Informatics (SINI) has selected Uche Uchidiuno, Gunes Koru ,Pooja Parameshwarappa, and Dari Alhuwail's abstract titled "Leveraging Data Analytics to Investigate the Relationship Between Patient Demographic and Falls in Home Care" for a poster presentation on July 21, 2016. This abstract will receive the Outstanding Poster Award in the category of Nursing Informatics Practice.
SINI is a highly established nursing informatics conference with an extensive history that is well known globally. The conference will be held in Baltimore, …Read more »
Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016
It is a great pleasure to announce that Dari Alhuwail has successfully defended his PhD thesis. Dr. Alhuwail studied how home health agencies can use health IT to achieve their performance improvement targets. Starting from Fall 2016 semester, he will be conducting research and teaching at the Kuwait University as an assistant professor. Congratulations to Dr. Alhuwail and his family for the very successful completion of this important milestone in his scientific career! …Read more »
Posted on Monday, March 28, 2016
Mr. Alhuwail and I had another paper accepted by the Home Health Care Management and Practice journal. This paper is from Mr. Alhuwail's doctoral study leading up to the dissertation defense on April 4th. The paper reports what was learned about the clinicians' perspectives about using various health IT solutions for fall-risk management in home care. As the elderly population and home care utilization increases, the use of health IT by home care clinicians' becomes critical. …Read more »
Posted on Friday, January 29, 2016
We are pleased to announce that our paper about identifying home care clinicians' information needs for fall-risk management was accepted by the Applied Clinical Informatics Journal. This journal is an official journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. The authors are Alhuwail and Koru. Congratulations to Mr. Alhuwail on his first third journal paper and first first-author journal paper. He will be defending his PhD dissertation on April …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2015
A recent paper about the key performance improvement domains in home care has just been published by SAGE Open Medicine. The paper is available from here. The work is the result of a collaboration between UMBC and VNA Health Group. The authors are Koru, AlHuwail, and Rosati. We do hope that the findings will help the US home health agencies in their quality assessment and performance improvement programs.
Posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2015
This health-IT related talk should also be of broad interest:
Adopting and Use of Mobile Health and Wellbeing Technologies in the Wild
|Dr. Aisling O’Kane|
|Postdoctoral Research Fellow|
|University College London Interaction Centre|
|University College London|
Monday December 7th 3:00PM …Read more »
Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015
We are happy to announce that one of our recent papers about leveraging health IT in home care was accepted by the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. Note that the impact factor of this prestigious journal is 4.939. The authors are in the following order Koru, …Read more »
Posted on Friday, October 9, 2015
Dr. Koru presented our research in advanced data analytics at the WHITE 2015 workshop and participated in a panel discussion. The authors of the study include our PhD student Pooja Parameshwarappa and Dari Alhuwail.
Posted on Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Dr. John E. Kelly III, IBM's Senior Vice President of research and solutions, visited UMBC on Tuesday, October 6. There was a poster session on the third floor of the ITE building. Dari Alhuwail, a PhD candidate, from the health IT lab presented our research on predicting quality in home health care. We look forward to an increasing partnership and collaboration between UMBC and IBM.
Posted on Monday, October 5, 2015
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality had a really wonderful meeting where many grantees reported their research results. This annual meeting was discontinued in 2013 and 2014 and it is great to see that it is back. Right after the AHRQ conference, there was a PCORI meeting and a joint plenary session. It seems like PCORI and AHRQ collaboration will be really beneficial for seeing the dissemination and implementation of the results from the PCORI funded projects in the first half of 2010s. We presented a …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2015
|Location||Health IT Lab, ITE 446|
|Date||Oct 2, 2015|
Come and learn about our recent research on how to utilize disparate large data sources to draw conclusions about improving home care outcomes. Everyone is welcome.
Posted on Friday, September 25, 2015
|Location||Health IT Lab, ITE 446|
|Date||Sep 25, 2015|
Today, in our lab meeting, we talk about our recent findings about the areas for performance improvement for Home Health Agencies in the US. All are welcome to attend.
Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2015
MNCHA 2015 conference took place today at the PIER 5 hotel in Baltimore …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, September 10, 2015
H3IT 2015 conference which will be held at the Vanderbilt University on Oct 27, 2015 announced its program. It seems like many opinion leaders in health IT adoption in home care and hospice are coming together. We look forward to the opportunity for the exchange of ideas. And, of course, we are pleased that two of our submissions were accepted for a podium presentation, and one for a poster presentation.
Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
We are pleased to hear that a paper we submitted to WHITE 2015, The 6th Annual Workshop on Health IT and Economics (WHITE 2015), was accepted. The authors are are Koru, Parameshwarappa, and AlHuwail. The paper talks about leveraging data analytics to improve home care processes and utilization outcomes. Happy to hear the news and we look forward to the conference. We also express our gratitude to WHITE 2015 leadership. They built a strong scientific community since their first meeting in 2010.
Posted on Wednesday, September 2, 2015
It was a pleasure seeing the MITRE leadership on campus. Our lab presented two posters during this visit: One analyzing data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid to predict utilization outcomes; and the other about achieving cybersecurity in multi-institutional healthcare environments. We look forward to seeing tighter cooperation and collaboration between our two institutions.
Posted on Tuesday, July 21, 2015
SINI 2015 conference presented a leadership award to Dr. Gunes Koru for his contributions to the nursing informatics education and research.
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015
This is really exciting news! We all noticed the phrase "Precision Medicine" used in the President's State of the Union address. Today, Obama was introduced by a student from the Harvard University to announce the initiative (Photo: Reuters). You can find more information here:
A Coalition of Professional Organizations Write a Letter to Express Concerns about the Certification Methods for Electronic Health Records
Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015
In this unusually direct letter addressed to Karen B. DeSalvo of the Office of the National Coordinatior for Health IT, a coalition of professional organizations express an urgent need to change the current mechanisms in place for the certification of the Electronic Health Records (EHR).
H3IT 2014 - Home Healthcare and Hospice Information Technology Conference Concludes with Great Success
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2014
H3IT conference brought the thought leaders of health IT in home healthcare and hospice together in Washington, D.C. on November 15, 2014. The photos from the Home Healthcare and Hospice Information Technology conference can be found here.
Posted on Monday, October 13, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Bing Liu
Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
Date/Time: October 20, 2014 12:00PM-1:00PM
Location: ITE 459
Abstract: Opinion mining (OM) or sentiment analysis is the computational study of people's opinions, sentiments, and emotions expressed in …Read more »
Data Science Platforms: Integral to Help Drive Molecularly Targeted Therapy Development and Personalized Medicine Research
Posted on Friday, October 10, 2014
Speaker: Dr. Subha Madhavan,
Director, Biomedical Informatics,
Innovation Center for Biomedical Informatics,
Georgetown University, Washington D.C
Date/Time: October 17, 2014 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: ITE 459 …Read more »
Posted on Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Second in the series, IS 461/661 focuses on applications
IS 461/661 Health Informatics - II will introduce the senior and graduate students to the applications of biomedical informatics. The students will learn about electronic health records, health information infrastructure, management of information in healthcare organizations, patient centered care systems, public health informatics, and telehealth …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, September 18, 2014
Dari AlHuwail and Dr. Gunes Koru presented a poster and delivered an interactive presentation on findings from a recent qualitative research study on the Quality of Care in Home Health context.
Posted on Saturday, September 13, 2014
Congratulations to Ali! He passed his PhD proposal exam and he is now a PhD Candidate.
Designing for Understanding: Helping Older Adults Understand Over-the-Counter Medication Information
Posted on Thursday, July 3, 2014
Speaker: Aqueasha Marie Martin, School of Computing, Clemson University
Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 11:00 am
Hosted by Amy Hurst
Location: ITE 404, Department of Information Systems, UMBC
Abstract: Each year, thousands die or are injured due to adverse drug events due to medication. Technology such as health records and other …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, May 1, 2014
Dr. Koru will be teaching IS 460/600 Health Informatics - I in Fall 2014. The course is a regular face-to-face on campus course scheduled for Tuesdays 4:30 - 7:00 pm.
As the healthcare industry is going through major transitions and changes, health information systems and technology gain a major renewed focus. While it is widely believed that supporting the complex US health …Read more »
Posted on Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Prospective students for UMBC's MPS in Health IT program attended the Open House on Apr 23, 2014 organized on the South Campus. Dr Koru, interim graduate program director, gave information about the need for health IT professionals in the Baltimore-Washington area and the nature of the health IT program bringing people, organizational, and technology aspects of health IT together to boost professionals' capacity to leverage health IT in the delivery of quality …Read more »
Posted on Friday, April 18, 2014
Dr. Casey Overby, Assistant Professor Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine University of Maryland - Baltimore
1:00pm Friday, 25 April 2014, ITE 325b, UMBC
Abstract: There is a growing evidence base to support the use of many genomic applications in healthcare. There are, however, several barriers to healthcare providers making use of genomic data and information on a routine basis. This …Read more »
Posted on Friday, April 11, 2014
The symposium "Discovery and Innovation: UMB's Commitment to Health Informatics and Bioimaging" will update the research and practice community on gains made in university health informatics, both here at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and other national exemplars.
- Time: May 5, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Southern Management …Read more »
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2014
As technology infiltrates the healthcare industry, the health IT field continues to grow at a rapid pace. The industry presents significant career potential, with postings for health care informatics jobs rising 53% between 2007 and 2012.
Given its large population and dynamic healthcare environment, the …Read more »
Posted on Tuesday, April 1, 2014
The Home Health IT Summit 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 11:30 am - 4:00 pm, in ITE 456, which is on the fourth floor of the ITE (Information Technology and Engineering) building at UMBC. The summit brings together the movers and shakers of information technology in the home healthcare industry in Maryland. The attendees will discuss the current status and future of health IT in Home Health Agencies. Lunch, coffee, and pastries will be served. …Read more »
Posted on Monday, March 10, 2014
Monday March 10, 2014 at 11:50 am
Presentation in Room ITE 459
ABSTRACT: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an invisible injury that is poorly understood and its sequelae can be difficult to accurately diagnose.Patients who have been screened positive for mTBI are at an …Read more »
Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014
By Ms. Katarzyna Wac
Abstract Increasingly, we use mobile applications and services in our daily life activities, to support our needs for information, communication, leisure, or even health and care needs. However, user acceptance of a mobile application depends on at least two conditions: the application's perceived experience, and the appropriateness of the …Read more »
Posted on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Abstract: The incredible array of measurement technologies available to the scientific community is changing fundamentally our understanding of physical and biological processes. However, scientific data acquisition marks only the first step. To turn numbers into insight, computer graphics and visualization help us model complex systems, make …Read more »
Posted on Saturday, February 1, 2014
Congratulations to Ahmad! He has passed his proposal exam and formally become a PhD candidate. A brief summary of Ahmad's PhD research topic is as follows:
Healthcare is one of the largest growing burdens for the US economy. Effective and efficient home healthcare can help control healthcare costs and improve healthcare quality and increase patient independence. …Read more »
Posted on Friday, January 10, 2014
By Taxiarchis Botsis, Jan 28, 2014, Tuesday, 10 am, ITE 459, Department of Information Systems, UMBC
This presentation will describe the contribution of Informatics to the promotion of population health and the corresponding use of various methods for getting the most from BIG DATA. The presentation will begin with a short discussion on the disease surveillance for high risk populations using diabetics as a prototype and the nuances of handling large Electronic Health Record data. Then, the talk will focus on the …Read more »
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013
By Mark Finlayson
Narrative structure is an ubiquitous and intriguing phenomenon. By virtue of this structure humans are able to perform high-level processing of stories necessary for deep understanding; for example, we recognize the presence of 'villainy' or 'revenge', even if those words are not actually present in the text. Narrative structure is an anvil for forging new artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques, …Read more »
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013
Yan Xiao, PhD Wednesday, November 20th noon in ITE 459
Electronic health record (EHR) is an integral part of work in growing number of healthcare organizations. Quality of care received by patients and quality of working life of frontline professionals are increasingly tied to EHR. This presentation will share the experience of improving EHR usability in an integrated healthcare delivery organization, the …Read more »
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2013
Kabir Goyal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Date/Time: Friday 8 Nov 2013, 2:30 pm Location: ITE 406, UMBC
Abstract: The presentation shall start by giving a brief introduction about the researcher, what Home Healthcare is, Home Health Agencies, and the professionals who are involved in Home Health care. After that, the presenter will speak about the study plan and its components. The search …Read more »
Posted on Monday, September 9, 2013
Congratulations to Dari! He passed his PhD comprehensive exam in the area of Health Informatics.
Posted on Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Güneş Koru receives a research grant from Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate effective and efficient Health IT adoption in Home Health Care.
Higher quality of care, improved health outcomes, and reduced costs become important targets in home health care due its necessity and importance. Successful and effective adoption of health information technology (IT) by Home Health Agencies (HHAs) is a critical tool for achieving those targets. However, currently, the level of health IT …Read more »
Adventures in Health Informatics: Real-world Experience in Improving Healthcare Access, Quality, and Value Using Health IT
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Steve Daviss, MD, DFAPA Clinical Assistant Professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine
Date/Time: Tuesday, April 16, 7:10 pm Location: ITE 456, UMBC
Abstract: Guest lecturer Steven Daviss MD, clinical assistant professor at University of Maryland School of Medicine, will discuss his experience in using HIT in his practice as the Chair of Psychiatry at …Read more »
Posted on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Eun-Shim Nahm, PhD, RN, FAAN Associate Professor, OSAH Program Director, Nursing Informatics School of Nursing University of Maryland
Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12, 7:10 pm Location: ITE 456, UMBC
Abstract: The aim of the presentation is two-fold. In the first part, the domain of nursing informatics within health care informatics will be introduced. The unique roles and practices of informatics nurse …Read more »
Posted on Saturday, February 2, 2013
Alain B. Labrique, PhD, MHS, MS, MACE Director, Johns Hopkins Global mHealth Initiative
- Assistant Professor, Department of International Health/Epidemiology (jt) Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Department of Community-Public Health Johns Hopkins School of Nursing (jt) …Read more »
Posted on Monday, December 3, 2012
Fay Cobb Payton, PhD. This research is supported by the National Science Foundation.
Date/Time: Friday, December 7, 2012 10 am Location: ITE 459, UMBC
HIV online information and services targeting African American females are of particular interest given the impact of this infectious disease in this underserved community. That is, data from the Centers of Disease …Read more »
Posted on Saturday, November 3, 2012
By Mario Hyland
Senior Vice President,
Date/Time: Thursday, November 8, 2012 7:10 pm Location: ITE 459, UMBC
AEGIS.Net Inc. is a CMMI and ISO rated consulting firm with a focus on Healthcare IT and interoperability, defining interoperability standards, …Read more »
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012
By Angela Plunkett and Scott Afzal
Date/Time: Thursday, November 1, 2012 7:10 pm Location: ITE 459, UMBC
Health Information Exchange (HIE) involves the secure electronic sharing of clinical and administrative information among disparate health information systems for clinical care, process improvement/simplification, research, and reporting. Widespread adoption of HIE has the potential to create efficiencies in the health care delivery system by reducing duplicate medical tests and improving care …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, September 13, 2012
October 19, 2012 at 11 am in ITE 456
Presented by the Department of Information Systems, UMBC
It is widely recognized that the nation requires a Learning Health System (LHS) to provide higher quality, safer, and more affordable …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, August 9, 2012
Kirk Haslbeck successfully defended his thesis. Kirk developed an approach and implemented a tool to measure patients' risk for successful re-identification in the re-identification attacks under various data publishing scenarios by using the Census 2010 data. Congratulations to Kirk and his family!
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012
Mr. Katukuri received a runner up award with his poster presentation in the Poster day organized by the Information Systems Department at UMBC. Mr. Katukuri presented a methodology designed by Güneş Koru for one of the upcoming projects. Congratulations to Mr. Katukuri!
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2012
Mr. Ali Azari received the winner award with his poster presentation on Length of stay Prediction for the Hospitalized Patients in the Poster day organized by the Information Systems Department at UMBC. This is from an independent study research conducted in the Spring 2012.
Congratulations to Mr. Azari!!
Posted on Monday, April 2, 2012
IS 461/661 continues to introduce the major areas of Health IT outlined below. It will also include a number of guest speakers who will be chosen from the prominent leaders of the Health IT community in the Baltimore-Washington area. The three major course objectives are that the students will:
- Develop a broad knowledge of Health IT
- Understand the challenges and opportunities associated with adopting and meaningfully using Health Information Technology …Read more »
Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2012
IS 460/660 Healthcare Informatics is related to an area which is becoming more and more important every day. Why is it so? According to the data presented by CMS, Since 2004, the National Health Expenditures (NHE) increased from 1,855.4 Billion Dollars (B), which was the 15.6% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), to 2,702 B in 2011 (17.3% of GDP). NHE in 2019 is projected to be 13,382 B (19.3%). Although the estimates beyond 2019 are not published, it can be easily argued that if NHE increases at the same rate, given the crucial nature of health care, there will be considerably less resources left for other areas …Read more »