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.

Stand Alone ERs Popping Up in Your Neighborhood

October 1, 2018 by
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.

How Food Insecurity May Harm 5-Year-Olds

July 3, 2018 by
When families don’t know where their next meal will come from, it can be especially hard on young children. A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior shows that 5-year-olds who experience food insecurity are more likely than other kids to have behavior problems. “Our study reinforces the concept that food insecurity […]

UCF Study Shows Benefits, Challenges of Lunch Programs for Elderly

January 16, 2018 by
UPDATE: Watch a UCF Knightly News segment about the study – Feb. 2, 2018 Eating lunch with others benefits the health of elderly Orange County residents, according to a study conducted by public affairs’ researchers at UCF. The nonprofit Seniors First, which offers the Neighborhood Lunch program in Orange County, partnered with UCF to review its program and impact […]