Faculty

PhD Prepared Faculty

Kimberly R. Powell

PhD, RN

  • Assistant Professor

Faculty Mentoring Status / Research & Teaching Emphasis Areas

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Dr. Powell is an Assistant Professor whose research interests are in the areas of health information technology and gerontology. Her scholarly work focuses broadly on health data sharing with providers, patients and informal caregivers using technologies such as patient portals, text messaging applications, health information exchange, and telehealth.

  • Reducing Avoidable Nursing Home-to-Hospital Transfers of Residents with ADRD: An Analysis of Interdisciplinary Team Communication using Text Messages – R01 National Institute of Aging/NIH, $1,021,343, 2022-2025
  • A National Report of Nursing Home Quality Measures and Information Technology — Columbia University subcontract (Primary: R01 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality), $352,276, 2020-2022
  • A National Report of Nursing Home Quality Measures and Information Technology. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ R01HS022497. Alexander, G. (PI-Columbia University), Powell, K. (site PI), 2017-/2022
  • Missouri Quality Initiative for Nursing Homes (MOQI)- Payment Reform (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Innovations Grant #1E1CMS331080, CMS Demonstration Project, Rantz – PI), Powell, K. (Collaborator) 2020-2021
  • Using the Electronic Patient Portal to Engage Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Office of Research Dissertation Funding, University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. Powell, K. (PI), 2016-2017.
  • Using the Electronic Patient Portal to Engage Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. College of Nursing Research Award, University of Tennessee, College of Nursing. Powell, K. (PI), 2015-2016.
  • Best Paper in Health Information Management, International Medical Informatics Association (doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2020.02.009), 2021
  • Research Spotlight Award, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2019
  • Health Systems, Policy, and Informatics Research Interest Group Dissertation Award, Midwest Nursing Research Society, 2019
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Gamma Chi Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society, 2017

  • Powell, K. R., & Alexander, G. L. (2021). Consequences of Rapid Telehealth Expansion in Nursing Homes: Promise and Pitfalls. Applied Clinical Informatics12(4), 933–943. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1735974
  • Powell, K. R., Popescu, M., & Alexander, G. L. (2021). Examining Social Networks in Text Messages About Nursing Home Resident Health Status. Journal of Gerontological Nursing47(7), 16-22.
  • Powell, KR, Deroche, CB, & Alexander, GL. (2021). Health Data Sharing in US Nursing Homes: A Mixed Methods Study. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 22(5), 1052–1059. doi:10.1016/j.jamda.2020.02.009.
  • Alexander, GL, Powell, KR, Deroche, CB. (2021). An Evaluation of Telehealth Expansion in U.S. Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 28(2), 342-348. 
  • Alexander, GL, Powell, KR, Deroche, CB. (2021). An Evaluation of Telehealth Expansion in U.S. Nursing Homes. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association28(2), 342-348. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocaa253
  • Alexander, GL, Deroche, CB, Powell, KR, Mosa, AS, Popejoy, L, Koopman, R. (2020). Forecasting Content and Stage in a Nursing Home Information Technology Maturity Instrument Using a Delphi Method. Journal of Medical Systems. 44(3):1-8. doi:10.1007/s10916-020-1528-6. 
  • Powell, KR, Deroche, CB, Carnahan, EJ, Alexander, GL. (2020). Exploring Resident Care Information Technology Use and Nursing Home Quality. Journal of Gerontological Nursing: 46(4):15-20. doi:10.3928/00989134-20200303-02.
  • Powell, KR, Alexander, GL. (2020). Qualitative Validation of the Nursing Home Information Technology Maturity Staging Model. Journal of Gerontological Nursing. 46(7):47-54.
  • Powell, K. & Alexander, G. (2019). Mitigating Barriers to Interoperability in Health Care. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 23(2). Available at http://www.himss.org/ojni
  • Alexander GL, Powell K, Deroche CB, et al. (2019). Building consensus toward a national nursing home information technology maturity model. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA.
  • Powell K, Alexander GL, Madsen R, Deroche C. (2019). A National Assessment of Access to Technology Among Nursing Home Residents: A Secondary Analysis. JMIR Aging: 2(1):e11449.
  • Powell, K. & Deroche, C. (2018). Predictors and Patterns of Portal Use in Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Chronic Illness. 1742395318803663.
  • Powell, K.R. & Myers, C. (2018). Electronic Patient Portals: Patient and Provider Perceptions. Online Journal of Nursing Informatics (OJNI), 22(1), Available at http://www.himss.org/ojni
  • Powell, K.R. (2017). Patient-Perceived Facilitators and Barriers of Electronic Portal Use: A Systematic Review. Computers, Informatics, Nursing, 35(11), 565-573. doi:10.1097/CIN.000000000000037.

  • Powell, KR & Alexander, GL. (2021, November). Consequences of Rapid Telehealth Expansion in Nursing Homes: Exploring Stakeholder Perspectives. American Medical Informatics Association Annual Symposium. San Diego, CA. (Podium presentation).
  • Powell, KR. & Alexander, G.L. (2021, August). Assessing IT Maturity Measures and Quality in U.S. Nursing Homes. Nursing Informatics Symposium; Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference 2021, Las Vegas, NV. (Podium presentation)
  • Powell, KR. (2021, March). Assessing Telehealth Use in U.S. Nursing Homes. Midwest Nursing Research Society. Virtual conference. (Poster Discussion).
  • Powell, KR. & Alexander, G.L. (2020, March). Developing IT Maturity Measures for U.S. Nursing Homes. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference 2020, Orlando, FL. Virtual Conference.
  • Powell, KR. (2020, March). Opportunities and Challenges of Health Data Sharing in Nursing Homes. Midwest Nursing Research Society. Virtual conference. (Competitive Symposium).
  • Powell, KR. (2019, March). The Next Generation of Patient Engagement: Using the Portal to improve Self-Care in Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Midwest Nursing Research Society. Kansas City, MO. (Competitive Symposium).
  • Powell, KR. (2018, March). Patient Engagement in the Digital Era: Portal Use among Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Conference 2018, Las Vegas, NV. (Poster).
  • Powell, KR. (2018, August). Predictors and Perceptions of Portal Use among Patients with Multiple Chronic Conditions. Caring for the Frail Elderly Conference, Columbia, MO. (Poster).

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