TitleCompany:Co-Director, Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center, SSRI, University of Hawaii, USA
Bio:Ms. Christina Higa is the Co-Director of the Pacific Basin Telehealth Resource Center of the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), University of Hawai’i at Manoa (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 Hawai?i at Manoa, interdisciplinary Communication and Information Sciences program.