Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

First Advisor

Doug Derrick


The rapid development of information technology systems has expanded into multiple disciplines and results in systems that are limited by initial design and implementation: the Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) space is no different. The introduction of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system has changed the way healthcare operates. Initial designs of these systems were focused on serving the needs of insurance companies and healthcare billing departments. Research shows that the design of EHR systems negatively impact provider-patient interactions and the care they receive. This capstone project capitalizes on the collaboration efforts between UNO and UNMC – by joining a research group at UNMC led by John Windle M.D. - tasked with “Optimizing the Electronic Health Record”. Their RO1 funded research has created an environment where my efforts and web development will be applied and directly benefit the efforts to innovate these HIT systems. The specific contributions of this project focus on the "After Visit Summary" page of the Patient Health Record (PHR) system at large. The development efforts for this research grant will continue in the future as the author has been offered employment by the research group starting in May of 2018.