Informatics Research Seminar: Patient Portal Usage- A Study of its Antecedents and Patient Outcomes
January 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Speakers: Reginal Silver, DPH, MBA, Chandra Subramaniam, PhD, MBA & Antonis Stylianou, PhD, MBA
Presented from UNC-C
Broadcast Link: Seminar
At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.
Patient portal usage is a significant research topic because of the ongoing proliferation of patient portals driven by the need for providers to comply with Meaningful Use mandates and other legal requirements. Portal proliferation has also been driven by motivations to address the rising costs and improve the quality of healthcare, factors important in the current political and economic environment and of great importance to both small and large businesses as they struggle to reduce costs. Despite these motivations, a majority of Americans are either unaware of or do not have access to digital tools to better manage their health care. The motivating factors of portal usage remain unclear, hampering healthcare providers from being compliant and from exploiting the full potential of the technology. Our research study will investigate the factors that influence patient portal usage and its impact on health-seeking behaviors and health outcomes.
Reginald Silver, DPH, MBA
Clinical Assistant Professor, Belk College of Business, UNC-Charlotte
Dr. Silver teaches courses in management information systems, statistics, and business computing. His research interests include human and systems integration, healthcare information technology, business analytics, and big data. Prior to joining Belk College, he had over 18 years of experience in healthcare operations and finance.
Antonis Stylianou, PhD, MBA
Chair, Dept. of Business Information Systems & Operations Mgmt, UNC-Charlotte
Dr. Stylianou also serves as professor of Management Information Systems and Data Science and Business Analytics. In addition to consulting with several Fortune 1000 companies and non-profit organizations, his industry experience includes an appointment in the Information Management department at Duke Energy. He currently serves as a senior editor for the Database for Advances in Information Systems journal.
Chandrasekar Subramaniam, PhD, MBA
Associate Profesor of Managment Information Systems, UNC Charlotte
Dr. Subramaniam’s research projects have been funded by corporations such as Caterpillar, Motorola, State Farm Insurance, and the Center for e-Business and IT Management at the University of Illinois. He has published in several leading journals in information systems and contributed chapters for two books on electronic commerce.