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Informatics Research Seminar: From the Bedside to Home- Applying Informatics Methods to Improve Health Outcomes
October 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Speaker: Saif Khairat, PhD, FAMIA
Presented from UNC-CH
Broadcast Link: Seminar (There is content, click play button on bottom left).
Major healthcare challenges include information overload and accessibility to adequate care. In the EHR era, we face large, complex data that demand time-sensitive decisions by providers. The challenge of finding information in the EHR results in poor patient outcomes, provider dissatisfaction, and increased healthcare-related costs. By improving EHR interface designs, providers can navigate the EHR more efficiently and effectively. On the other hand, the growing demands for healthcare combined with shortage in providers create a difficulty in providing care, especially for patients in rural areas. Telemedicine, the interaction between providers and patients remotely through information technologies, provides a promising solution to improve access. This talk discusses the impact of innovative informatics methods to improve Provider-EHR relationship, and to improve health equity and bridge health disparities.
With over a decade of experiences, Dr. Saif Khairat, PhD, FAMIA has lead national and international projects to enhance healthcare services and research, specifically within the informatics world. His research agenda comprises two main areas: (1) health IT usability and visualization, (2) telemedicine in health services research. He is site PI of the NIH funded project titled “Overcoming the Barriers to Clinical Trial Recruitment through Teleconsent”. Dr. Khairat was Co-Principal Investigator of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center, funded by Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a three-year federally funded center that is responsible for increasing Telehealth awareness and providing consultation to healthcare providers and vendors in six states.