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
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, and Cortelyou-Ward) will use the funding to explore methods for operationalizing person-centered care in substance use disorder and mental health disorder treatment. Currently, person-centered […]

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. Other Recent […]

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. Other Recent News First Fully-Online HMI Graduate Student to Work on NSF Project American Planning Association Donates $26,000 Scholarship Fund to Newly Accredited […]

Addiction Treatment Gap Is Driving A Black Market For Suboxone

October 8, 2018 by
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. Other Recent News First Fully-Online HMI Graduate Student to Work on NSF Project American Planning Association Donates $26,000 Scholarship Fund to Newly Accredited Planning Program Students UCF […]

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. Other Recent News First Fully-Online HMI Graduate Student to Work on NSF Project […]

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
Doctoral students Faisal Mohamidi and Safiya Prysmakova 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 […]