Public Health Communication Technology: A Case Study in Michigan Long-Term Care Settings

By Sarah J. Swierenga, Lori A. Post, Jounghwa Choi and Constantinos K. Coursaris.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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The Michigan Workforce Background Check (MWBC) project is a case study that illustrates how information communication technology is essential in public health management by enhancing organizational-level communication practices and effectiveness.

Keywords: Public Health Communication, Information Communication Technology, Usability, Case Study, Long-Term Care

The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 1, Issue 5, pp.115-124. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.303MB).

Dr. Sarah J. Swierenga

Sarah J. Swierenga, Ph.D., C.P.E., is the director of the Michigan State University Usability & Accessibility Center and Professor by Courtesy in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media. She is responsible for developing and disseminating innovations in theory building, research methodologies, and technologies to enhance usability and accessibility in Web and information technology contexts. The Center serves faculty, students, and organizations at MSU, as well as external clients, through consulting, collaborative research, educational programming, publications, and the sponsorship of open houses, workshops, and symposia. A researcher and a practitioner with 20 years of experience in the scientific study of users in commercial, military, and academic environments, Swierenga possesses extensive skills in user interface design, data collection tools, and methodologies including usability tests, accessibility compliance evaluations, questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, and expert evaluations. Swierenga co-authored Constructing Accessible Web Sites (APress, 2003), and has presented widely on accessible website design, usability techniques, health communication technology, and e-learning effectiveness, which comprise her research programs. She is also a Certified Professional Ergonomist (C.P.E.).

Dr. Lori A. Post

Lori A. Post, Ph.D., is Assistant Dean for Research in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University. She is interested in the use of technology for violence prevention.

Jounghwa Choi

Jounghwa Choi is a research assistant for the Michigan Workforce Background Check project in the Michigan State University College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Constantinos K. Coursaris

Constantinos K. Coursaris, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media at Michigan State University, having expertise in e-commerce, mobile computing, and health communication technology.


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