Associate Director, Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program, and, Co-Director, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
Ms. Christina Higa is the Associate Director of the Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research Program (UH TASI) and Co-Director of the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM).
Her research interests include information communication technology for development and specifically the application of Health Information Technologies to assist in the reduction of health disparities in remote and rural areas in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. Focal areas include the application of health informatics, telehealth, electronic health records, and health information exchange for improved access to health care, cost efficiencies, and outcomes. In particular, Ms. Higa’s research includes focus on Chronic Care Models and the potential for health information technology innovation to integrate clinical, public health, community, and self-management programs.
Ms. Higa is a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, interdisciplinary Communication and Information Sciences program.
Research Roundtable: Telehealth and Distance Learning: An International Perspective on Policies and Practices
Sunday, 15 January 2017