About the Author Brian Malec, PhD, is Professor of Health Administration and past Chair, Department of Health Sciences, California State University, Northridge, USA. He is a member of the AUPHA HIT Curriculum Taskforce charged with developing HIT teaching modules for graduate programs in health administration. Dr. Malec was chosen to write one of the thirteen modules on HIT. For the past 30 years, he has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in health care information systems. He has a long history of research, publications and presentations in the area of health information technology (HIT). Since 1985, Dr. Malec has been active in the Information Management Faculty Network of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). He has served as Chair and co-Chair of the AUPHA Academic Forum, which has been held since 2005 in conjunction with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference. David K. Wyant, PhD, is Assistant Professor, Massey School of Business, Belmont University, Nashville TN, USA, and is currently implementing a new health care administration track in the MBA program at Belmont, USA. He is a member of the HIT Curriculum Design Task Force, part of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, which is developing graduate level curriculum modules in HIT education. Dr. Wyant is past chair of the AUPHA Information Management Faculty Forum and in that role helped to further both teaching excellence and research interest in health information technology education in health administration programs. Kendall Cortlyou-Ward, PhD, is Assistant Professor and Program Director of Health Care Informatics and the MS in Health Services Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA. She is also the Director of Workforce Development for the University of Central Florida Regional Extension Center. Dr. Cortelyou-Ward has extensive teaching experience in health informatics and health administration. She is a member of the HIT Curriculum Design Task Force, part of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, which is developing graduate level curriculum modules in HIT education. Jean Roberts, EdD, is Director of Education, Training and Professional Development (Standards) for UK Council for Health Informatics Professions (UKCHIP), and is a senior lecturer at University of Central Lancashire. She has been a member of the UKCHIP Board since 2004 and currently has lead responsibility for the development of standards for registration as an informatics professional. Dr. Roberts has extensive research and collaborative relations with the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT in the area of HIT workforce development. She is the past recipient of the HIMSS Europe Professional of the Year Award. Read more
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