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Karen A. Wager

Karen Wager, Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs College of Health Professions, MUSC

Karen A. Wager, DBA
Professor and Associate Dean for Student Affairs
College of Health Professions
151-A Rutledge Avenue, MSC 960
Charleston, SC 29425-0962

Office: CHP A321
Phone: (843) 792-4492
Fax: (843) 792-3322
E-mail:
wagerka@musc.edu

Education

  • DBA, Information Systems, University of Sarasota (1999)
  • MHA-HIA, Concentration in Finance and Information Systems Medical University of South Carolina (1988)
  • BS, Health Record Administration, University of Pittsburgh (1982)

Areas of Teaching

  • Management and Health Information Systems
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Managing Health Information Resources

Research Interests

  • Adoption and use of electronic health records
  • Impact of clinical information systems on organizations (e.g., effiency, safety, quality)
  • Use of information technology and its impact of physician-patient relationships

Awards

  •  2008 South Carolina Governor’s Distinguished Professor Award
  • 2008 MUSC Health Science Foundation Teaching Excellence Award, Educator-Lecturer Category
  • CHP Faculty Representative, MUSC Presidential Scholars Program, 2005 to present.
  • Developing Scholar of the Year, College of Health Professions, Medical University of South Carolina, (1999)

Publications

Textbooks

  • Wager, K.A., Lee, F.W., and Glaser, J.P. (2009). Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management—Second Edition. Jossey-Bass, San-Francisco.
  • Wager, K.A., Lee, F.W., and Glaser, J.P. (2005). Managing Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Executives. Jossey-Bass, San-Francisco.
  • Wager, K.A., Lee, FW, Glaser, JP (2013). Health Care Information Systems: A Practical Approach for Health Care Management. Third Edition. Jossey-Bass, SanFrancisco, CA.

Selected Publications

  • Kazley, AS, McLeod, A., and Wager, KA. (2012) Assessing Telemedicine in an International Context: Definition, Use, Quality, Cost, and Future.  Advances in Health Care Management Review, 12, 143-169.
  • Wager, K.A., Schaffner, M.J., Foulious, B., Kazley, A.S., Parker, C., and Walo, H. (2010). Comparison of the Quality and Timeliness of Vital Signs Data Using Three Different Data-Entry Devices. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, (28) 4, 205-212.
  • Ragucci, K.R., Steyer, T., Wager, K.A., West, V.T., and Zoller, J.S. (2009). The Presidential Scholars Program at the Medical University of South Carolina: An extracurricular  approach to interprofessional education, Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-14.
  • Clark,F.C., Wager, K.A., Waller, J.L. (2008). Get your running shoes on—We’re fast tracking an EMR. Proceedings of the 2008 Health Information and Management Systems Society, Orlando, FL.
  • Wager, K.A., Zoller, J.S., Soper, D.E., Smith, J.B., Waller, J.L., Clark, F.C. (2008). Assessing physician and nurse satisfaction with an ambulatory care EMR:  One facility's approach.  International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 3 (1), 63-74.
  • Wager, K.A., Ward, D.M., Lee, F.W., White, A.W., Davis, K.S., Clancy, D., (2005) Physicians, patients and EHRs - When it comes to a consultation, is three a crowd:  Journal of the American Health Information Management Association, 76(4), 38-41.
  • Wager, K.A., Lee, F.W., Bradford, W.D., Jones, W., and Kilpatrick, A.O., (2004). Qualitative Evaluation of South Carolina's Postpartum/Infant Home Visit Program. Public Health Nursing 21 (6), 541-546.
  • Lee, F.W., Wager, K.A., White, A.W., Ward, D.M., (2004, April). EMR Practice Research in a Busy Ambulatory Care Clinic: The Lessons Learned. Journal of the American Health Information Management Assocation.
  • Wager, K.A., Lee, F.W., White, A.W. (2001). Life after a disastrous electronic medical record implementation: One clinic's experience. Annals of Cases on Information Technology, 3: 153-168.
  • Wager, K.A., Lee, F.W., White, A.W., Ward, D.M., Ornstein, S.M. (2000). Impact of electronic medical record system on community-based primary care practices. Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, 13 (5), 338-348.
  • White, A.W., Wager, K.A., Lee, F.W. (2000). An HIA faculty perspective of an interdisciplinary review process for improving teaching effectiveness. Educational Perspectives in Health Information Management, 3 (2).
  • Ornstein, S.M., MacFarlane, L.L., Jenkins, R.G., Pan, Q., Wager, K.A. (1999, Mar/Apr). Medication cost information in a computer-based patient record. Archives of Family Medicine, 8: 118-121.

Selected Grants

  • Bradford, W.D., Ward, D.M., Graber, D., Jones, W., Kilpatrick, A., and Wager, K.A. (2004). Impact of Smoking and Obesity on Medicaid Health Care Utilization. SC DHHS, State Medicaid Program. $400,000.
  • Bradford, W.D., Wager, K.A., Jones, W., Graber, D. Ward, D.M., White, A.W., (2003). Out of Home Placement Evaluation Study. SC DHHS, State Medicaid Program. (Project director and co-investigator). $400,000.
  • Bradford, W.D., Lee, F.W., Jones, W., Kilpatrick, A., Wager, K.A., (2002). Postpartum/Infant Home Visit Evaluation Study. South Carolina Medicaid Program, DHHS. $170,702.
  • Wager, K.A., White, A.W., Lee, F.W., Clancy, D. (2001-2002). The impact of direct entry into the EMR on the physician-patient relationship. American Health Information Management Association, FORE Foundation., $38,983. (Principal investigator) $38,983.
  • Wager, K.A.and Ornstein, S.M. (July, 1998). The impact of computer-based patient records on primary care practice from an organizational and economical perspective. College of Health Professions, MUSC, $5,000. (Principal investigator). $5,000.
  • Wager, K.A. and Ornstein, S.M. (May, 1998). The impact of computer-based patient records on primary care practice from an organizational and economical perspective. Physician Micro Systems, Inc., $7500 (Principal Investigator). $7,500.
  • Ward, D.M., Silverstein, M., Ornstein, S., Lee, F., Wager, K. (1998). The allocation of preventive resources in South Carolina: Assessing the efficiency, equity, and distribution. Healthy South Carolina Initiative. MUSC, $146,824. (Co-investigator) $146,824.
  • Lee, F. W., Wager, K.A., and White, A. W. (1997). Internet course: Health information systems for health professions. MUSC Information Technology Innovative Grants Program, $2250. (Co-investigator)
  • Wager, K.A. and Lee, F. W. (1996). Factors influencing satisfaction with and usage of Oacis at the Medical University of South Carolina. College of Health Professions Research Grant, awarded $2034. (Principal Investigator)
  • Johnson, P., Thomas, J., Trickey, B., Wager, K., West, V. and Shilling, L., (October, 1993) An Interdisciplinary Approach to Integrating Teaching, Service and Research in Geriatrics", Allied Health Project Grant, Health and Human Services. $407,933. (Co-investigator).
 
 
 

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