Informatics Research Seminar: Patient Portal Usage- A Study of its Antecedents and Patient Outcomes

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.

Abstract:

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.

Biosketches:

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.

 

Informatics Research Seminar: Health Information System Improvement in Low-and-Middle Income Countries

Speaker: Manish Kumar, MPH, MS
Presented from UNC-CH

Broadcast Link: Seminar

At Duke, all seminars live or broadcast will be held in Hock Auditorium from 4-5 pm.

Abstract:

While there has been a growing emphasis on Health Information Systems (HIS) strengthening and measuring how they contributes to improved health outcomes, there is limited understanding of factors affecting HIS improvement at different stages of its development. The Monitoring and Evaluation to Assess and Use Results (MEASURE) Evaluation Phase IV is a USAID-funded five-year (2014-2019) project. MEASURE Evaluation’s mission is to contribute to better health for people living in low-income countries by assisting governments and health institutions to generate and use information to change what doesn’t work and to scale up what does. This seminar will review the five stages of improvement together with associated domains/sub-domains and discuss attributes defining  HIS improvement at different stages of HIS development.

Biosketch:

Manish Kumar, MPH, MS, is the Senior Technical Specialist for Health Systems Strengthening in the MEASURE evaluation Project at the University of North Carolina. His work focuses on providing technical and capacity-building support for implementation of the Data for Accountability, Transparency and Impact Monitoring (DATIM) System of PEPFAR in more than 50 developing countries. He is currently also a PhD student in the Carolina Health Informatics Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a member of the Digital Health and Interoperability working group of the Health Data Collaborative, an inclusive partnership of international agencies, governments, philanthropies, donors and academics, with the common aim of improving health data.