HMI Student Group Delivers Buckets of Halloween Candy to Children at Shelter, Wins Impact Award

April 23, 2019 by
SHIMA leadership accepts the ‘Best Event for a Small Group’ at this year’s SGA Impact Awards. SHIMA leadership (left to right): Renann Kassis, President; Jolene Kitt, Vice President; Destiny Maday, Treasurer; Peyton McCracken, Secretary SHIMA members finish up the final assembly of the Trick or Treat Buckets. The Student Health Information Management Association (SHIMA), an […]

Healthcare’s Huge Cybersecurity Problem

April 5, 2019 by
The patient lying on the emergency room table in front of Paul Pugsley was having a stroke. Time was running out. Pugsley, an emergency medicine resident at Maricopa Medical Center, knew he needed to send the patient for a CT scan. But when Pugsley looked over at the computer screen at the side of the room, […]

Public Affairs, Health Management Professor Added to Fulbright Specialist Roster

March 21, 2019 by
Professor Su-I Hou’s contributions to projects oversees include creating Taiwan Study Abroad programs at UCF and University of Georgia and leading multiple student groups in the Taiwan Study Abroad summer program to research issues related to Asian culture, healthcare and Taiwan’s aging society. Su-I Hou, professor of health management and informatics and health-track coordinator of […]

UCF Study: Big Data, High Tech Maps Give Health Care Providers New Insights

February 27, 2019 by
A recently published study demonstrates the power of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to help determine if resources are getting to the areas of most need. The study, published in Journal of Aging and Health, combined GIS, clinical data from hospitals in Texas, and other geospatial data to paint a more comprehensive picture than is typically shown […]

Health Management and Informatics Students Recognized at National Conference

December 20, 2018 by
Five UCF Health Management and Informatics students were recognized at the annual American Health Information Management Association’s national conference in Miami. For their knowledge and contributions in the field, five UCF Health Management and Informatics students were recognized at the annual national conference of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) this year in Miami. […]

First Fully-Online HMI Graduate Student to Work on NSF Project

December 11, 2018 by
Adrian Andrews is the first fully-online UCF student pursuing a graduate degree in health management and informatics to work on a National Science Foundation-funded project. Andrews is conducting interviews to identify the hazards of data incompleteness and data inconsistency in electronic patient records. He is working under the guidance of Varadraj Gurupur, who is an […]

UCF Awarded Grant From Health Foundation

December 5, 2018 by
Barbara Andraka-Christou, assistant professor of health management and informatics, is principal investigator for the Strategies for Person-Centered Care in Behavioral Health Treatment Programs project. The Health Foundation of South Florida has awarded UCF $57,884 for its Strategies for Person-Centered Care in Behavioral Health Treatment Programs project. Dr. Andraka-Christou and her research team (Drs. Atkins, Gabriel, […]

Cleveland Clinic, Hospital Corp. of America Competition Will Benefit Patients, Experts Say

October 23, 2018 by
A looming battle between two health care giants is expected to improve the quality of medical care across the Treasure Coast. Cleveland Clinic’s impending takeover of Martin Health System and Indian River Medical Center intensifies the Clinic’s competition against Hospital Corp. of America, owner of St. Lucie Medical Center and Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute.

Changing Health Habits in China

October 12, 2018 by
Changing habits, especially when it to comes to accessing health care, is a challenge. China is embarking on this road as it attempts to make health care more accessible to rural populations.