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NSF GRANT WILL SUPPORT HEALTH CARE DELIVERY NETWORK SYSTEMS

Researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s College of Engineering and Computer Science have received a $599,983 grant from the National Science Foundation to conduct research on data mining models and algorithms for complex dynamic information networks for health care delivery.

Health information systems encompass patient health records, patient preferences and values, the status of clinical orders, administrative information, and a broad range of process and systems performance data needed to diagnose and prescribe treatment. These systems also are used to analyze, control and optimize how these delivery systems and subsystems perform.

“Patient-centered care is key to high quality care. Information and information exchange of the health care needs of an individual are crucial for all levels of the health care delivery system from the patient to the care team to the health care organization,” said Stella N. Batalama, Ph.D., dean of FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science. “This National Science Foundation grant will help our research team to enhance how care providers capture, tap into, and integrate vital information streams for patient-centered care.”

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