Dr. Amir Talaei-Khoei is an Assistant Professor at The College of Business in the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) and a visiting scholar at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Prior to joining UNR, Amir spent almost five years in Australia as a faculty member.
His research mainly focuses on innovative use of technologies in healthcare settings. During his career, he has developed close relationships with medical and healthcare organizations resulting in research projects and initiatives. In the last few years, in collaboration with local clinics in Sydney, he has been working on clinical decision making models that use daily generated medical records (EMR) to improve quality of care in chronic diseases, and help with evidence-based practices in health promotion programs. Through few projects, he has learned that any effective implementation of these strategic initiatives is heavily dependent on the quality of electronic medical records that serves as the foundation to any population health analysis. Thus, Dr. Talaei-Khoei's current research focuses on quality of EMRs.
He is also a co-founder of the International Initiative of Assistive Technologies for Aged Care involving seven projects in partnership with several research institutes and two communities of seniors. These projects comparatively examine the transfer effects of innovative use of off-the-shelf technologies such as Xbox Kinect Video games or robots in independent and active living of seniors. Through these projects, a new theoretical approach for the up-take of assistive technologies among seniors has been developed.
As an educator, Amir is also working on the use of social media to engage students outside of the class through peer-learning practices and flipped classes. He evaluates the students' engagement using the lens of revised community of inquiries (RCOI). He has been involved in developing an online executive MBA program in health informatics and BSc of serious games.
Dr. Talaei-Khoei is on the editorial board of Australasian journal of information systems. He also served as an executive member for Australian chapter of Association of Information Systems. Amir used to be involved in the aged care program at the Asia-Pacific ubiquitous Healthcare Research Center (APuHC), a WHO collaborative center. At APuHC, his colleagues and himself lodged the scoping report on the long term strategic IT plan for Aged Care Industry IT Council (ACIITC) in Australia. He is at the moment an honorary member of the advisory board to develop a local community hospital in Northern Nevada.
Dr. Talaei-Khoei has graduated three Ph.D. students so far who are the vice president of People Development at FWD insurance company, Analyst at Medical Director and ERP implementation consultant. Amir has been in the supervisory or examining committees for several other students.
He has received his Ph.D. in Information Systems from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), one of the first 25 business schools. He also holds MSc of Information Technology from Royal Institute of Technology. Prior to academia, Dr. Talaei-Khoei worked in industry in Europe.
- Ph.D, Information Systems, University of New South Wales, Australia
- MSc of Information Technology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden