October 22, 2014  

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College of Health Forum Focuses on Electronic Future of Healthcare

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The College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi will wrap up its spring forum series with a final installment titled “Does Healthcare Have an Electronic Future?” at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 in Ballroom I of the Thad Cochran Center.

From electronic medical records to highly sophisticated diagnostic equipment, healthcare is expanding at a rapid-fire rate and rocketing into the future. This seminar will include a panel of speakers who will present and discuss new innovations in the healthcare system and the implementation of those systems in the clinical setting.

“Technological advances are at the center of a continuous transformation of healthcare,” said Dr. Mike Forster, dean of the College of Health at Southern Miss. “Expert speakers in the forum on March 31 will help us understand the future role of health-related technologies and its impact on individuals, society and the system itself.”

Scheduled speakers include the following:

  • Bryan Batson, M.D. – Hattiesburg Clinic
  • Robert DeSantis, M.D. – Wesley Medical Center
  • Ray Humphreys, M.S. – Anderson Medical Center
  • David Maley – Southern Miss graduate student

Forster noted that the three-part spring forum series has been well received and serves a valuable purpose to Pine Belt area residents.

“The series as a whole – the first of several we are planning to hold – is important to keeping the Hattiesburg community current on salient and emerging health-related issues,” said Forster. “That’s why the partnering of the university – an academic institution and Hattiesburg Clinic – a hands-on service provider to produce the forums is so vital.”

There is no charge to attend the forum and refreshments will be provided. For more information contact Ryan Kelly in the College of Health at 601.266.5103.