Research and Dissertation

A list of all our research topics

Licensure Portability and Telemedicine

Health Policy Advocacy

Licensure portability is of concern to a myriad of professionals in the health care industry (Cohn, Brannon, & Cason, 2011; Thompson, 2006; Wallis, 2015). The importance of licensure portability has increasingly garnered more attention with the rise of telemedicine, social mobility and information technology advancements, which all have affected the practice of medicine (Cwiek, Rafiq, Qamar, Tobey, & Merrel, 2007′ Thompson, 2006).

The purpose of this study is to examine the health policy issue of licensure portability and present an advocacy perspective to pursue health policy changes.

Theory-based Telehealth and Chronic Disease Management

A Case for marketing interventions on the basis of Health Belief Model

The purpose of this study is to propose that the use of a care-coordination home telehealth (CCHT) incorporates the theory-based Health Belief Model that can activate patients through marketing interventions as cues to action in an effort to modify health care consumption behaviors.

Care-Coordination Home Telehealth Operationalization for Chronic Conditions

A Systematic Literature Review

The purpose of this study was to determine how home telehealth has been operationalized to support integrated care in chronic disease management.

A systematic literature review compared how the United States and different geographic regions have operationalized home telehealth to care for long term chronic conditions.

Telemedicine and Chronic Disease Management

Understanding the effectiveness of each component of CCHT has been difficult because studies have varied in the type of interventions applied (Dang et al., 2009). However, external factors such as the degree of nursing input, forms of education delivery and technology use (video versus messaging) may be equally important in ascertaining the magnitude of success of CCHT (Dang et al., 2009). Additionally, not enough evidence has substantiated that CCHT has improved access by coordinating care differently than conventional care (Huanguang Jia,Chuang, Wu, Wang, & Chumbler, 2009). Hence, the purpose of this study is to examine the critical question whether a relationship exist between specific CCHT components and patient activation.

Telemedicine and Chronic Disease Management

Theory-Based Care-Coordination Home Telehealth (CCHT)

Understanding the effectiveness of each component of CCHT has been difficult because studies have varied in the type of interventions applied (Dang et al., 2009). However, external factors such as the degree of nursing input, forms of education delivery and technology use (video versus messaging) may be equally important in ascertaining the magnitude of success of CCHT (Dang et al., 2009). Additionally, not enough evidence has substantiated that CCHT has improved access by coordinating care differently than conventional care (Huanguang Jia, Chuang, Wu, Wang, & Chumbler, 2009). Hence, the purpose of this study is to examine the critical question whether a relationship exist between specific CCHT components and patient activation. Therefore, the main research questions in this study are: (1) Is there a relationship between CCHT intervention components and patient activation? (2) Does repeated direct contact between provider and patient influence patient’s abilities and confidence to self-manage and access care? (3) Does video-conferencing improve communications and relationship-building in a way that influences patient activation? (4) Does person-directed health, disease and care management education influence patient activation? (5) Does care-coordination in CCHT improve access to care?

Servant Leadership and Healthcare Environments

Leadership style in turbulent times

The health care sector in the United States (US) has experienced turbulent changes in the environment (Fennell & Adams, 2011). Many of these changes have tested the leadership of organizations and, consistent with Organizational Ecology Theory, some organizations have died, while others are surviving and thriving (Miles, 2012). Leadership style is extremely important in a market environment that is changing. According to the Organizational Ecology Theory, the first stage of growing pains when organizations are in a state of transition is crisis of leadership (Miles, 2012).

 

Notwithstanding servant leadership was introduced five decades ago, empirical studies have only been conducted since the 1990s (van Dierendonck, 2011). Very little research has been completed in a health care setting, thus a thorough literature review on servant leadership in healthcare is not possible, which is a gap in the extant literature. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to examine and organize the current body of research literature that, both quantitatively or qualitatively, explored servant leadership in a given organizational setting and explore how servant leadership relates to healthcare environments.

Healthcare Industry Experience

Research interest and healthcare topics

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