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Dr George Demiris was appointed as member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research

Dr. George Demiris was appointed as member of the National Advisory Council for Nursing Research for a four year term. The National Advisory Council for Nursing Research (NACNR) consists of six ex officio members: the Secretary, Health and Human Services; the Director, NIH; the Director of the National Institute for Nursing Research (NINR); the Chief Nursing Officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs; the Director of the Division of Nursing of the Health Resources and Services Administration; and 15 members appointed by the Secretary. These members are from among the leading representatives of the health and scientific disciplines (including public health and the behavioral or social sciences) relevant to the activities of the NINR.

Congratulations to Laura Kneale for receiving 2015 HIMSS Foundation Doctorate Scholarship

BHI student Laura Kneale, MS, was selected for the 2015 Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Foundation Doctorate Scholarship. She will be attending the HIMSS Awards & Recognition Gala at HIMSS16 at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas, where she will be recognized. The HIMSS Foundation annually awards scholarships to HIMSS student members who have achieved academic excellence and have the potential to be future leaders in the healthcare information and management systems industry.


Congratulations to Laura Kneale for successfully passing General Exam

Congratulations to Laura Kneale who successfully passed her General Exam today for her proposal entitled “Evaluation of Personal Health Records for Home Health.” Laura did a great job presenting her innovative project examining feasibility and effectiveness of a PHR system for homebound older adults receiving home care. We are looking forward to the successful completion of this important work. Congratulations Laura!

Dr George Demiris and Laura Kneale present at H3IT Conference

Dr. Demiris was the keynote speaker at the Second Annual Home Healthcare and Hospice Information Technology (H3IT) Conference in Nashville, TN on October 27, 2015. His presentation was entitled "Informatics Tools and Systems to Support Aging: Redesigning Home and Hospice Care." Laura Kneale presented at that conference the paper she co-wrote with Yong Choi on “Assessing commercially available personal health records using a standard transition from hospital to skilled home health care."


Congratulations to Jonathan Joe who successfully defended his dissertation

Congratulations to Jonathan Joe who successfully defended today his dissertation entitled “Designing Wellness Tools for and with Older Adults."
Jonathan employed various innovative tools to facilitate participatory design among community dwelling older adults and generated a body of work that provides a substantial contribution to system design in gerontology.