The HMI Department develops, translates, and disseminates knowledge innovations and evidence-based solutions to improve the performance of complex health systems through health management and informatics to advance the health of Missouri's communities, the nation, and globally through international partners.

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  • Center for Health Ethics (MU)

    The Center for Health Ethics is a center in the Department of Health Management and Informatics at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

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Recent Submissions

  • Development of Soybean Knowledge Base (SoyKB), a multi-omics data integration web resource for bridging molecular breeding and translational genomics in Glycine Max 

    Joshi, Trupti, 1977- (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Many genome-scale data are available in soybean (Glycine Max) including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics datasets, together with growing knowledge of soybean in gene, microRNAs, pathways, and phenotypes. ...
  • Recidivism and resource use by mental health patients in the emergency room 

    Omosule, Anthony (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Mental health recidivism in the Emergency Room (ER) ties into the revolving door phenomenon, as many patients with prior visits to the emergency room tend to make this a frequent pattern (Dhossche & Ghani, 1998). The ER ...
  • Informatic approaches to evolutionary systems biology 

    Hudson, Corey M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    The sheer complexity of evolutionary systems biology requires us to develop more sophisticated tools for analysis, as well as more probing and biologically relevant representations of the data. My research has focused on ...
  • Understanding structure, function, and evolution of protein-protein interactions by computational modeling and analysis 

    Zhao, Nan (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2013)
    Currently, with the growth of experimental structural data on protein-protein interactions and larger protein complexes, the trend in computational biology and structural bioinformatics is towards applying such resources ...
  • Uncovering morphoproteomic relationships using probabilistic graphical models and resource description framework knowledgebases 

    Shin, Dmitriy (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    The heterogeneity of individual patient responses to conventional drug therapies is one of the central problems in personalized medicine and has great impact on clinical outcomes. To address this problem a new field of ...
  • Designing a holistic prototype and evaluating the requirements of long-term care electronic health record 

    Chandra, Arpita (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2012)
    Our research is aimed at exploring the design requirements of long-term care information system or electronic health record based on the needs of the care providers. It helped in evaluating the current status of long-term ...
  • TigerPlace: An Innovative Educational and Research Environment 

    Rantz, Marilyn J.; Aud, Myra A., 1947-; Alexander, Gregory Lynn, 1961-; Oliver, Debra; Minner, De; Skubic, Marge; Keller, James M.; He, Zhihai, 1973-; Popescu, Mihail, 1962-; Demiris, George; Miller, Steve (AAAI, 2008-11)
    A one of a kind project based on the concept of aging in place is in progress at the University of Missouri (MU). This project required legislation in 1999 and 2001 to be fully realized. A specialized home health agency ...
  • Ethical Issues: Ethics Consultation 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2003-09)
    Making decisions within the complexities of modern health care is not easy. This is especially true in a training environment. Ethical dilemmas often present themselves, and having a mechanism available to effectively ...
  • Partial DNR Orders 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2003-12)
    Writing formal “Do Not Resuscitate” (DNR) orders is a relatively new practice that has come about over the last 30 years as a result of medical innovation coupled with a growing understanding that sometimes it's just not ...
  • Ethical Issues: The Difficult Family 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-01)
    Some of the most difficult situations faced by physicians have been when loving and caring families, often out of guilt or misunderstanding, disagree or become demanding. This challenge intensifies when those demands do ...
  • Ethical Issues: Spirituality and Health Care 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-02)
    Faith and spirituality, and their place in professional relationships, are getting a great deal of press these days. From an airline pilot proselytizing to his captive passengers at the beginning of a four hour coast to ...
  • The Terri Schiavo Crisis 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2003-11)
    Terri Schindler-Schiavo has lived in a persistent vegetative state in Florida for thirteen years, since her collapse and resuscitation at age 26 due to apparent severe hypokalemia. She has been kept alive with a jejunal ...
  • Ethical Issues: Caring for the Caregiver 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-03)
    One of the important details we tend to overlook when taking care of patients with debilitating or life-threatening disease is the welfare of those family members taking care of the patient at home. The burden of providing ...
  • Ethical Issues: Malpractice Crisis 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-04)
    Medicine is in crisis. Doctors, especially those in high-risk specialties like obstetrics and neurosurgery, are leaving their practices in response to ballooning malpractice costs. Malpractice rates for physicians are ...
  • Ethical Issues: Communication 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-05)
    Nothing is more important to the welfare of patients, providers, and health care systems than effective patient centered communication. This occurs by having the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and organizational infrastructure ...
  • Ethical Issues: The Uninsured 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-06)
    There is ongoing debate as to the importance of the “problem of the uninsured” in this country and in Missouri. This institution, as an academic state hospital, seems to get more than its share of uninsured patients who ...
  • Ethical Issues: The Pope and Terri's Tube 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-07)
    On March 20, 2004, in a papal allocution delivered at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II made statements regarding the feeding of patients diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state. These statements have rekindled ...
  • Ethical Issues: “The Patient Just Wants to Go Home” 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-08)
    Not infrequently in the busy practice of medicine we come across patients who, regardless of the severity of illness or need for acute care, demand to go home from the hospital against our advice. At these times the physician ...
  • Ethical Issues: Disparities in End of Life Care 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-09)
    Market strategies tend to work as a negative force when it comes to ensuring adequate health care for the underserved in our society. When it comes to health care, and in particular end of life care, color still divides.
  • The Ethical Use of New Drugs 

    Fleming, David A. (Center for Health Ethics, 2004-10)
    The practice of medicine requires clinical judgments within the context of an inexact and very complicated science, the end result of which has profound implication for the welfare of patients. The ethical question for the ...

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