MSHI Faculty

Dorine Bennett, MBA, RHIA, FAHIMA, Ed.D.

Associate Professor and Director of Health Information Management
Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational Administration program at USD, with emphasis in Adult and Higher Education
MBA with emphasis in management information systems
Member of AHIMA

External funding:

  • South Dakota Electronic Health Record Assessment project grant
  • SD eHealth Collaborative project grant
  • Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative project grant

Research:

  • Healthcare Professionals' Acceptance of Electronic Medical Records

Patti Brooks, MSIS, MBA, RHIA

Joyce Havlik, MSIS, RHIA

Assistant Professor of Health Information Management
MSIS with specialization in database management
Member of AHIMA

External funding:

  • South Dakota Electronic Health Record Assessment project grant
  • SD eHealth Collaborative project grant
  • Health Information Security and Privacy Collaborative project grant

Research:

  • Healthcare Professionals' Acceptance of a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS)

Amit V. Deokar, PhD

Associate Professor of Information Systems
B.E. in Mechanical Engineering from V. J. Technological Institute, Mumbai
M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona, Tucson
Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona
Member of ACM, AAAI, AIS and DSI

Research:

  • Design and analysis of business and workflow processes
  • Collaboration process management
  • Decision support systems
  • Knowledge management
  • Healthcare informatics

Linda Parks, RHIT, CCS, CTR

Surendra Sarnikar, PhD

Associate Professor in Information Systems
Bachelors degree in engineering
PhD in MIS from the University of Arizona, Tucson

Research:

  • Knowledge management
  • Health Informatics
  • Healthcare data exchange and interoperability
  • Medical information filtering
  • Medical event reporting systems

Ronghua Shan, PhD

Associate Professor in Information Systems
BE, Zhejiang University of Technology
MA, University of Nebraska, Lincoln
PhD, University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Research:

  • Database management
  • Data mining and data warehousing
  • Health Informatics
  • Medical event reporting systems

Omar El-Gayar, PhD

Dean of Graduate Studies and Research, Associate Professor of Information Systems
BS, University of Alexandria
MS, University of Alexandria
MA, University of Hawaii at Manoa
PhD, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Research:

  • Decision Support Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
  • Knowledge management
Last Updated: 5/11/14