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Dr. Ann L Fruhling
Ann L. Fruhling is a Professor of the Peter Kiewit Institute at the University of Nebraska – Omaha (UNO), College of Information Science and Technology. She teaches core courses for the Management Information Management graduate program. In 2016 she was honored as the UNO Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor and is also a past UNO Alumni Outstanding Teaching Award recipient. Dr. Fruhling is a member of the Association for Information Systems.
Dr. Fruhling is the founding Director for the School of Interdisciplinary Informatics (Si2). Si2 is the academic home of the Bioinformatics, Biomedical Informatics, Cybersecurity and IT Innovation degrees. "The School of Interdisciplinary Informatics serves as the hub of innovation, and supports and strengthens partnerships with regional and local corporations and government agencies."
She teaches courses in Human Computer Interaction, User Interface Design, MIS Graduate Capstone, Agile Development Methods, Health Informatics Research and Evaluation, HCI Usability Research and Introduction to Biomedical Informatics.
Research and Creative Interests
Dr. Fruhling's research areas include: user interface design and usability studies, system design strategies for medical emergency response systems, e-health applications, health informatics, agile system development, implementation and management strategies.
She has published several research articles in the areas of agile system development, emergency response systems, and user interface usability. Her research studies have appeared in publications including Journal Management Information Systems, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Journal of Computer Information Systems, International Journal of Electronic Health Care, International Journal of Cooperative Information Systems, Journal of Electronic Commerce Research and the Journal of Information Technology Theory and Application. She also has book chapters in Value Based Software Engineering, Patient-Centered E-Health, and Advances in Management Information Systems and numerous conference papers.
Fossum, M., Fruhling, A., Moe, C., Thompson, C., (forthcoming). “Crossing Borders: An Online Interdisciplinary Course in Health Informatics for Students from Two Countries”, Computers, Informatics, Nursing.
Kettelhut, V., Van Schooneveld,¬¬ T., McClay, J., Mercer, D., Fruhling, A., Meza, J., (forthcoming). Empirical Study on the Impact of a Tactical Biosurveillance Information Visualization on Users' Situational Awareness, Military Medicine.
Kettelhut, V., Van Schooneveld, T., McClay, J., Fruhling, A., Dempsey, K., (2016). The Utility of Electronic Health Record-Based Hygiene Notes for Chlorhexidine Bathing Practice Evaluation, Journal of Infection Prevention, pp. 1-6. DOI: 10.1177/1757177416667288.
McGrath, S., Coleman, J., Najjar, L., Fruhl¬ing, A., Bastola, D. K., (2016). Comprehension and Data Sharing Behavior of Direct-To-Consumer Genetic Test Customers. Public Health Genomics. 19:116-124. Doi: 10.1159/000444477.
Johnsen, H., Fossum, M., Vivekananda-Schmidt, P., Fruhling, A., Slettebø, A., (2016). Teaching clinical reasoning and decision-making skills to nursing students: Design, development, and usability evaluation of a serious game, International Journal of Medical Informatics Vol. 94, p 39–48. Published online: June 24, 2016 - 54 downloads in one month.
Coleman-Miller, S., Ward, W., Fruhling, A., Cooper, K. (2016). “Social Media Policies in the Department of Defense-Do they address the risk?” Journal of Information Privacy and Security, pp. 93-102, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15536548.2016.11880942.
Johnson, H., Fruhling, A., Fossum, M., (2016). “Application of The Work System Framework to Healthcare Services: An evaluation of a case study of health information exchange”, Communications of the AIS, Vol. 39.
Ward, W., Coleman-Miller, S., Cooper, K., Fruhling, A., (2016). “Is Social Media a Threat or Can It Be a Trusted Agent?”, Journal of Information Warfare Volume 15, Issue 1.
McGrath, S., Fruhling, A., Bastola, D. K., (2016). Comprehension and data sharing behavior of Direct-To-Consumer genetic test customers. Public Health Genomics. 2016;19(2):116-24. doi: 10.1159/000444477. Epub 2016 Mar 8.
Fruhling, A., Petter, S., (2015). “Developing a Method to Evaluate Emergency Response Medical Information Systems” special issue Annals of IS on Healthcare Informatics, Springer.
Tarrell, A., Grabenbauer, L., Mc Clay, J., Windle, J., Fruhling, A., (2014). "Toward Improved Heuristic Evaluation of EHRs", Health Systems. 10.1057/hs.2014.19.
Fossum, M., Ehnfors, M., Fruhling, A., Ehrenberg, A., (2011). "An Evaluation of the Usability of a Computerized Decision Support System for Nursing Homes", Applied Clinical Informatics, ACI 2011 2 4: 420-426. http://dx.doi.org/10.4338/ACI-2011-07-RA-0043.
Petter, S., Fruhling, A., (2011). "Evaluating the Success of Emergency Response Medical Information Systems", International Journal of Medical Informatics, Jul; 80(7):480-9. Epub 2011 Apr 17.
Fruhling, Ann, (2010). “STATPack – An Emergency Response System for Microbiology Laboratory Diagnostics and Consultation”, Advances in Management Information Systems monograph series Editor-in-Chief: Vladimir Zwass, Volume: Information Systems for Emergency Management, edited by Bartel Van de Walle, Murray Turroff, and Starr Roxanne Hiltz, M.E. Sharpe, Inc. Publisher, 50% acceptance rate.
Djamasbi, S., Fruhling, A., Loiacono, Eleanor T., (2009). “The Influence of Affect, Attitude and Usefulness in the Acceptance of Healthcare Information Systems”, Journal of Information Technology and Theory Application, Vol. 10 No. 1.
Fruhling, A. Tarrell, A., (2007), “Best Practices for Implementing Agile Methods: A Guide for DOD Software Developers”, IBM Center for the Business of Government. Acceptance rate was 5 out of 183. http://www.businessofgovernment.org/sites/default/files/BestPracticesReport.pdf
Fruhling, Ann, Siau, Keng, (2007), “Assessing Organizational Innovation Capability and Its Effect on E-Commerce Initiatives”, Journal of Computer Information Systems, 47(4), pp. 91-104.
Fruhling, Ann, (2006), “Examining the Critical Requirements, Design Approaches and Evaluation Methods for a Public Health Emergency Response System”, Communications of the Association for Information Systems, Vol. 18, pp. 431-450.
Fruhling, Ann, de Vreede, G. J., (2006), “Field Experiences with eXtreme Programming: Developing an Emergency Response System”, Journal of Management Information Systems, Spring (22, 4).
Fruhling, Ann, Lee, Sang, (2006), “The Influence of User Interface Usability on Rural Consumers’ Trust of e-Health Services,” International Journal of Electronic Health Care, Vol. 2, Issue 4, pp. 305-321, ISSN Print: 1741-8453, ISSN: 1741-8461.
de Vreede, G.J., Koneri, P.G., Dean, D.L., Fruhling, A.L., Wolcott, P., (2006), “A Collaborative Software Code Inspection: The Design and Evaluation of a Repeatable Collaboration Process in the Field, International Journal of Cooperative information Systems, Vol. 15, No. 2, June, pp. 205-228.
Fruhling, A., Digman, L., (2000), "The Impact of Electronic Commerce on Business-Level Strategies", Journal of Electronic Commerce Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2000, ISSN 15266133, www.csulb.web.edu/journals/jecr, February.
Dr. Fruhling is the Director of the Consortium for Public Informatics (CPHI).
Ph D - Management Information Systems - Strategy, Marketing, Computer Science, Human Computer Interaction
University of Nebraska at Lincoln (Lincoln, Nebraska) 2003
MBA - Master in Business Administration
University of Nebaska at Omaha (Omaha, NE) 1991
BS - Computer Information Systems
Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO) 1983
UNO Graduation Marshal (Service, University) 2016
University Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award (Scholarship/Research) 2016
Innocentive CHICKV Forecasting Challenge Methodology Award.Team Award (Scholarship/Research) 2015
UNO Outstanding Student Mentor Nomination (Scholarship/Research) 2014
Mutual of Omaha Distinguished Professor of College of Information Science and Technology (Scholarship/Research) 2011
UNO Alumni Teaching Award Recipient (Teaching) 2007
Nebraska Navy Admiral Award (Scholarship/Research) 2006
Nominated for Alumni Excellence in Teaching Award (Teaching) 2006
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