Informatics Research Seminar: xHealth: Informatics Applications in Disease Management

March 25 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm

Speaker: Saif Khairat, Phd
Presented from UNC-CH

Broadcast Link: Seminar



Informatics applications, such as mobile technologies, hold promise to influence chronic disease health outcomes while reducing health care delivery costs and barriers. After years of trial and error with new technology adoption, we realize that the challenge resides in human behavior rather than in the delivery of technology. This presentation will discuss the application of various informatics tools to improve disease self-management in rural communities through enhanced user-centered interface design and information exchange protocols.


Dr. Saif Khairat is an Assistant Professor at the School of Nursing. Previously, he was a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Institute for  Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Khairat was the co-Principal Investigator of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center, a federal grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Khairat is Chair of the Education Working Group at the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA), and member of the Working Group Steering Committee. Dr. Khairat earned his PhD in Health Informatics at the Informatics Institute at the University of Missouri with a focus on ICU clinical communication. During his Informatics training, Dr. Khairat worked as a Research Fellow at the Division of Clinical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. Among his research interests are mobile technologies in disease management and Usability in EHR systems.