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Transforming Healthcare in America

Published: April 16, 2013 | Category: Academics

Healthcare reform is a national topic of great importance and, amongst the political banter and positioning, a resolution seems far off. Dr. Mark Keil would like to change that, a topic he will discuss in the University's final Convocation lecture on Tuesday, April 16, at 11:30 a.m. in the Great Hall.

A computer information systems professor from Georgia State University, Keil prescribes new technological solutions as answer to the tired argument of healthcare reform. His research in a presentation titled “Transforming Healthcare in America: The Role of Information Technology and the Challenges that Lie Ahead,” discusses how efficiencies within information technology can be implemented within the U.S. healthcare system to solve many of its current inadequacies. 

According to Dr. Dezhi Wu, Associate Professor of Information Systems at SUU, Keil’s findings can revolutionize American health care.

“It is obvious that healthcare impacts everyone and there are major changes happening with it, but Dr. Keil gives this tired argument a new twist, giving us an in-depth look of the healthcare challenges in the U.S. and how IT can resolve those major problems.”

A leading scholar in the information systems field, Keil received his bachelor’s degree from Princeton University, his master’s degree from MIT and his Ph.D. from Harvard University. Now a professor at GSU, his main focus of research has been IT risk management and identifying IT implementation in projects, and this where he realized how IT could improve healthcare's health.  

“His ideas will not only change how healthcare works but it will open a completely different career field for IT students. Everyone can benefit by attending his lecture,” said Wu.  

As with all convocations, the lecture is free and open to the SUU community and the general public. This will be the final lecture of the 2012-13 Convocation Speaker Series.

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