Published on Thursday, May 24, 2012
The CGU K-VIP program will be established in recognition and support of the emerging need and opportunity for Health IT in China. Through a research, training and scholar-practitioner exchange, the Chinese government’s goal to create electronic health record (EHR) and regional health information networks throughout the country can benefit from and take advantage of lessons learned in the US. The CGU K-VIP program is a unique opportunity to begin building an academic‐based bridge in Health IT between the two countries.
The K-VIP will play a critical role in advancing research and training targeted toward China Health IT needs and opportunities, drawing upon US experiences. The position is expected to be filled for the 2012-2013 academic year, with up to 50% of the time in residency at CGU, which is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in southern California.
During their appointment, the Visiting Professor from China is expected to conduct three activities:
In support of the Visiting Professor, the K-VIP Program will include advisory consultations from the Kay Center Director, appointment of a graduate research associate, administrative support, and faculty participation from CGU’s School of Information Systems and Technology as well as other programs at CGU. The Visiting Professor will be hosted at the Kay Center for E-Health Research, an internationally recognized Health IT research center.
The Visiting Professor is expected to complete a research project on Health IT in China, successfully co-conduct a CGU graduate practicum class, and facilitate exchange of students and practitioners in China and US. A review will be conducted at the end of the each of the two semesters (Fall, 2012, Spring, 2013). Reviews of progress will be on-going and aligned with program participation dates. Accomplishments will include, but not be limited to:
Compensation will include stipend of up to $30,000 (September 2012-June 2013) for up to 50% residency during the academic year, inclusive of travel and associated living costs. An additional stipend of $5,000 is possible for the design and co-conduct of a graduate practicum on Health IT in China (see #2 above). The last ten percent (10%) of the stipend will be withheld pending successful completion of activities noted above. The resident China institution is encouraged to provide matching funds, such as release time for research, hosting events, and provision of students for research and clinic activities.
Interested candidates should provide a 1-2 page letter of interest and CV to the address listed below. Review will begin June 30, 2012 and continue until the K-VIP position is filled. The visiting appointment is expected to commence in Fall 2012 through June 2013.
Thomas A. Horan, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Information Systems and Technology
Director, Kay Center for E-Health Research
Claremont Graduate University