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    Home Health IT Summit 2014

    The Home Health IT Summit 2014 will be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014, 12 - 4 pm, in ITE 456, which is on the fourth floor of the ITE (Information Technology and Engineering) building at UMBC. The summit brings together the movers and shakers of information technology in the home healthcare industry in Maryland. The attendees will discuss the current status and future of health IT in Home Health... Read more

  • UMBC Offers Health Information Technology Master’s Starting Fall 2014

    Master’s in Professional Studies (MPS) Program will Fulfill Region’s Need for Qualified Health IT Professionals

    Press release...

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is accepting applications for its new Health Information Technology Master’s Program, offered beginning fall 2014.

    As technology infiltrates the healthcare industry, the health IT field continues to grow at a rapid pace. T... Read more

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    Translational Bioinformatics Approaches to Evaluate and Implement Genomic Medicine Programs

    Dr. Casey Overby, Assistant Professor Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine University of Maryland - Baltimore

    1:00pm Friday, 25 April 2014, ITE 325b, UMBC

    Abstract: There is a growing evidence base to support the use of many genomic applications in healthcare. There are, however, several barriers to healthcare providers making use of genomic data and information on a ... Read more

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    Dr. Koru teaching Healthcare Informatics in Fall 2014

    Moving to a new era of effectively leveraging information systems in healthcare

    Dr. Koru will be teaching IS 460/600 Health Informatics - I in Fall 2014. The course is a regular face-to-face on campus course scheduled for Tuesdays 4:30 - 7:00 pm.

    As the healthcare industry is going through major transitions and changes, health information systems and technology gain a major renewed focus. While it is widely believed that supporting the complex US health ecosystem will be... Read more

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    User-Experience Driven Mobile Health Applications and Services

    by Katarzyna Wac, Wednesday, February 12th, 2014, 11:45 am, ITE 406

    Abstract Increasingly, we use mobile applications and services in our daily life activities, to support our needs for information, communication, leisure, or even health and care needs. However, user acceptance of a mobile application depends on at least two conditions: the application’s perceived experience, and the appropriateness of the application to the user’s context and needs. However, ... Read more

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    Health IT and Advanced Analytical Models

    Integral parts in understanding the complex effects of TBI

    Jesus Caban

    Monday March 10, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Presentation in Room ITE 459

    ABSTRACT: Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is an invisible injury that is poorly understood and its sequelae can be difficult to accurately diagnose.Patients who have been screened positive for mTBI are at an increased risk of depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), headaches, sleep... Read more

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    Ahmad Alaiad becomes a PhD canditate:

    Research on home healthcare and IT

    Congratulations to Ahmad! He has passed his proposal exam and formally become a PhD candidate. A brief summary of Ahmad's PhD research topic is as follows:

    Healthcare is one of the largest growing burdens for the US economy. Effective and efficient home healthcare can help control healthcare costs and improve healthcare quality and increase patient independence. In the future, it will be... Read more

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    Learning Narrative Structure from Annotated Stories

    By Mark Finlayson, Monday, Feb 10th, 2014, 11:45 am, ITE 406

    Narrative structure is an ubiquitous and intriguing phenomenon. By virtue of this structure humans are able to perform high-level processing of stories necessary for deep understanding; for example, we recognize the presence of 'villainy' or 'revenge', even if those words are not actually present in the text. Narrative structure is an anvil for forging new artificial intelligence and machine... Read more

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    Health Informatics and Bioimaging Symposium

    The symposium “Discovery and Innovation: UMB’s Commitment to Health Informatics and Bioimaging” will update the research and practice community on gains made in university health informatics, both here at the University of Maryland, Baltimore and other national exemplars.

    • Time: May 5, 2014, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore, Southern Management Corpo... Read more

  • Informatics for Population Health

    Evaluating big data under the prism of safety surveillance

    By Taxiarchis Botsis, Jan 28, 2014, Tuesday, 10 am, ITE 459, Department of Information Systems, UMBC

    This presentation will describe the contribution of Informatics to the promotion of population health and the corresponding use of various methods for getting the most from BIG DATA. The presentation will begin with a short discussion on the disease surveillance for high risk populations... Read more

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    Geometric Modeling and Visualization for Science

    By Elisabeta Marai, Thursday, Jan 30, 2014, ITE 459, Department of Information Systems, UMBC

    Abstract: The incredible array of measurement technologies available to the scientific community is changing fundamentally our understanding of physical and biological processes. However, scientific data acquisition marks only the first step. To turn numbers into insight, computer graphics and visualization help us model complex systems, make predictions about their behavior, and finally... Read more

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    Improving the Reliability and Quality of Electronic Health Record Systems

    Yan Xiao, PhD Wednesday, November 20th noon in ITE 459

    Electronic health record (EHR) is an integral part of work in growing number of healthcare organizations. Quality of care received by patients and quality of working life of frontline professionals are increasingly tied to EHR. This presentation will share the experience of improving EHR usability in an integrated healthcare... Read more

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    Development and Testing of a Social Networking Site (SNS)-Based Obesity Prevention Program for Korean American Adolescents

    Bu Kyung Park, MSN, RN PhD Student Nursing Informatics School of Nursing University of Maryland

    Date/Time: Friday, November 1, 12 pm Location: ITE 456, UMBC

    Abstract: In this presentation, Ms. Park will introduce her dissertation project entitled "Healthy Teens," which is supported by the Sigma Theta Tau International, Pi Chapter.

    The prevalence of adolescent obesity has... Read more

  • A Systematic Review of the Decision Making Challenges in Home Health Care


    Kabir Goyal, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

    Date/Time: Friday 8 Nov 2013, 2:30 pm Location: ITE 406, UMBC

    Abstract: The presentation shall start by giving a brief introduction about the researcher, what Home... Read more

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    Dari AlHuwail passes comps

    Congratulations to Dari! He passed his PhD comprehensive exam in the area of Health Informatics.

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