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Stuart Speedie—Principal Investigator

Stuart M. Speedie, Ph.D. is the Principal Investigator of the Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Speedie is a Professor of Health Informatics, a Fellow in Minnesota’s Institute for Health Informatics and Director of Graduate Studies in Health Informatics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Educational Research from Purdue University and is a Fellow in the American College of Medical Informatics.

Dr. Speedie was the principal investigator on a long running grant from the Office for Advancement of Telehealth to establish and evaluate the Fairview-University Telemedicine Network. He is currently an advisor to the FCC funded Minnesota Broadband Initiative for Telehealth. He is a member of the ATA policy committee and has co-authored several policy papers for the group. He is particularly interested in the intersection of telehealth and health information technology. He has worked on several projects to extend the reach of telemedicine into the home that involve home videoconferencing, the internet and home monitoring. His research interests focus on the outcomes of employing information technologies such as these—patient well-being, financial costs and benefits, and impact on the providers of care.

Zoi Hills—Program Manager

Zoi Hills is our Program Manager. She has been involved with telemedicine since 2002. Prior to gpTRAC, Ms. Hills served as Project Manager for the Minnesota Telehealth Network (formerly known as The Fairview-University of Minnesota Telemedicine Network), the leading telemedicine program in the state. She serves as a committee member at the Greater Minnesota Telehealth Broadband Initiative (GMTBI) FCC Pilot program. In 2009, Zoi received Tandberg’s Video Champion Innovation award for her telemedicine application at the Minnesota State fair.



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