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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 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.
Months in prison didn’t rid Daryl of his addiction to opioids. “Before I left the parking lot of the prison, I was shooting up, getting high,” he says.
Stand Alone ER’s are popping up everywhere and they’re equipped to do everything a hospital ER can do. Think of it as the new healthcare on demand! “We want our healthcare and we want it now,” says Philip Wessel an Associate Instructor of Health Management at UCF.