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Professor Chon Abraham of the Mason School of Business at The College of William & Mary named Fulbright Scholar
Date:6/18/2008

Research will focus on eCare, an initiative that employs information and advanced technologies to better meet healthcare needs and integrate environments of care

WILLIAMSBURG, Va., June 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Mason School of Business at the College of William and Mary proudly announces that Professor Dorothea La "Chon" Abraham has been awarded one of the highest academic awards available to a faculty member in a U.S. academic institution -- the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship for a nine month research period in Japan, sponsored by the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Abraham is an assistant professor of Information Systems in the Operations and Information Systems Department. She is among 800 U.S. faculty and professionals who will travel abroad in the 2008-2009 academic year through the Fulbright Scholarship Program.

Her Fulbright-sponsored research is a comparative study regarding initiatives known as eCare, which employ information systems such as electronic medical records and advanced technologies to better meet healthcare needs and integrate environments of care.

Studying and reporting how these eCare initiatives address social, socio-economic, and socio-technical issues is imperative to create a insightful model for other consortiums or institutions contemplating, beginning, or continuing eCare to attain improvements in healthcare. This scholarly activity will aid her in providing case material for publication and classroom use. Additionally, she will be able to establish connections between Mason School of Business students with academics, community leaders, and industry partners to share real world experiences in employing technology to improve healthcare.

Her research will emphasize supporting the care needs of the increasing numbers in the aging populations of the United States and Japan. The U.S. project is conducted by Sentara Healthcare Network, a major network in based in Virginia.
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