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Research Themes

Health Information Management is an emerging field that spans several areas from social sciences to medical sciences. CHIMS has identified the following research themes as its focus areas and is currently engaged multiple research projects: 

        1. Electronic Health Records Adoption & Deployment
    • Survey analysis of EHR adoption & deployment
    • Development of a database on HIT deployment in Illinois region
    • Case studies on best practices in EHR deployment, challenges faced in EHR implementation and strategies to overcome the challenges
    • Study the implementation of local and regional healthcare information exchanges
    • Data mining/ text mining of healthcare information
        2. Business Value Impacts of Healthcare IT
    • Assessing ROI on healthcare IT investments
    • Economic and business process impacts of HIM systems
        3. Security and Privacy of Healthcare Information
    • Development of frameworks and tools for enhancing privacy of healthcare data
    • Development of software tools to guard the security and privacy of healthcare info transmitted through social networks and personal health portals
    • Assessing the security and privacy requirements of HIM systems
        4. Mobile Health Services
    • Case studies in tele-health implementation
    • Mobile information infrastructure planning and development
    • Survey analysis of mobile e-health adoption among patients and physicians