Research

Over the past 14 years, I have done extensive research on:

  • Art of Negotiation.
  • Applicability of Game Theory in Healthcare and Information Systems.
  • Quantitative analysis for Search Engine Optimization.
  • Diminishing Marginal Utility (Giffen Goods).
  • Application of “Consumer Centric” approach in Healthcare.
  • Analyzing causes and effects of Internal Spamming.

My Research Abstracts:

Health Care, The Internet and the Consumers

Excellent healthcare demands that physicians provide the patients with accurate and current information in a timely manner. Recently, there have been several revolutionary innovations in globalization of information with controlled data flow. Search Engines, Wikis, Blogs and Forums; some of the most famous mass collaboration means; have proved to be the most disruptive development in the todays business. Knowledge boundaries (in health care) are becoming more porous. The patients are becoming more knowledgeable. The care providers are gaining more knowledge on the technological front. The authors objective is to help identify the domain areas that are involved in bringing availability and sharing of data in a global environment where everybody is a patient and everybody can be defined as a care provider.

Standardization & Certification: The truth just sounds different

Over the past couple of years, many standards and certifications have evolved to improvise the design and functionality of Electronic Medical Records [EMR]. Various factors involving the timing, the right players, market history, utility, governance play a key role in the overall enrichment of the standard and certification. It has been argued by the author that these standards and certifications even though seem to bring uniformity in the EMR development, do not guarantee their acceptability and sustainability in the long run.

Electronic Medical Records and Continuity of Care Records – The Utility Theory

Continuity of Care Records (CCR) is becoming the chosen standard for exchange of patient information for the industry-wide effort to improve the quality of Health Information Transportability (HIT) encompassing the broad range of errors, events and near misses. CCR brings forward the ability of electronic medical records (EMRs) to operate in conjunction with each other embracing communication protocols, hardware, software, application, and data compatibility layers. It is argued that with better guiding policies and current technology, the continuity of care will facilitate a smooth transition of patient information across multiple practices with different EMRs. The author identifies the utility theory playing an important role in the establishment of CCR as a standard applicable to the growing healthcare industry.

Electronic Medical Records: Who Governs the Design?

Past healthcare research on Electronic Medical Records has focused mainly on evaluating healthcare information technology that intends to obtain a carefully chosen controlled environment for healthcare services. Little is written or spoken about the forces that shape the EMR. In this paper the author identifies the forces governing the EMR design, including the dominant forces of privacy and security that can possibly promote sustainability of the healthcare industry.

Evaluation of Digital Certificates adoption in the E-business environment

One of the major problems facing the Internet business today is the thorny question of trust and security. People do not trust the web fearing that their transactions might not be safe. Increased trust in the safety of online dealings has numerous benefits, of which revenue and profitability is the most significant. The author discusses the tonceptual frameworks that assist in developing awareness about Certificate Authorities that provide Digital Certificates. The current market type of the digital certificates market along with the role of resellers is discussed in this paper.

Presentations (By Nainil Chheda):

The Not So Short Introduction to Health Care in USA
The presentation includes various aspects of the Health Care System in the USA like: Basic Outline of Patient Flow, Electronic Medical Records, Personal Health Records, NHIN / RHIO, HIPAA, Standards & Interoperability, Certification, Health Care Statistics, Discussion Topics (including Consumer Empowerment & Population Health).

Search Engine Optimization
Is the Temple University Website optimized for Search Engines?