Health Informatics Webinar | School of Information | Kent State University

Health Informatics Webinar

Kent State SLIS Health Informatics program will host a webinar titled “Health Information Exchange in Long Term Care: Opportunities and Challenges” on Wednesday April 20, 2016, at 12 p.m. The guest speaker at this event is Kent State Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan, Ph.D.
The webinar will review health information exchange, changing demographics and the need for sharing electronic health information with long term care. During the webinar the speaker will also discuss the user experience of staff at one long term care site in the early stages of sharing electronic data.

Dr. Meehan is an Assistant Professor of Health Informatics (HI) at Kent State University. She teaches Human Factors & Usability in HI, Inquiry and Assessment in HI, and Health Information Systems. Dr. Meehan earned her B.S. in Biology at St. Mary’s College and then went on to Case Western Reserve University for both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Medical Sociology & Gerontology. For more than 20 years, Dr. Meehan has been doing applied research in health and aging. She has been the Project Director and Senior Research Associate at Case Western’s School of Medicine, Case Western’s Department of Sociology, St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center, and Innovative Designs in Environments for an Aging Society (IDEAS Inc.).  Dr. Meehan complements her academic research with industry knowledge in software development. She worked in industry as a product manager and usability researcher for Intuit Inc. and MRI Software LLC for enterprise level systems. Her research in health informatics is focused on improving usability of health information technology (Health IT), and Health IT use in long term post-acute care settings.

Dr. Meehan is the author of several publications and has presented at national and international conferences. Most recently, she presented a paper entitled “New Frontiers:  Improving Long Term Care through Health Information Exchange" at the International Conference on Health Informatics in Rome, Italy (February, 2016). She is an active member of HIMSS, AMIA, HFES-Healthcare, AHIMA-Long Term Care Post-Acute Care Collaborative and the HL-7 EHR Usability Workgroup.

Contact Information

Topic: KSU NOHIMSS Webinar Series: Health Information Exchange in Long Term Care: Opportunities and Challenges
Date and Time:
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 11:45 am, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00)
Event number: 710 339 877
Event address for attendees:
Audio conference information
Call-in toll-free number (US/Canada): 1-877-668-4493
Call-in toll number (US/Canada): 1-650-479-3208
Global call-in numbers:
Toll-free dialing restrictions:
Access code: 710 339 877