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Dr. Ghavi named director of Center for Health Information Technology

Dr. Ghavi named director of Center for Health Information Technology

Marietta, Ga. (Jan. 3, 2012) Dr. Mahmoud Ghavi has been appointed co-director of the School of Computing and Software Engineering’s (CSE) Center for Health Information Technology.

Dr. Ghavi, who has been instrumental in a number of campus initiatives in the area of health information technology, is also director of SPSU’s Center for Nuclear Studies and a faculty member in the Division of Engineering.

A certificate in health information technology is available to all undergraduate and graduate students at SPSU and can be completed as part of an undergraduate degree program. It is intended to provide students with sufficient knowledge of the healthcare industry to allow them to start developing and/or supporting health information technology applications in a number of healthcare delivery settings.

“I am particularly pleased that Dr. Ghavi has agreed to take on this position as the Cobb Chamber of Commerce has emphasized the importance of health information technology in its economic development plans,” said CSE Dean Han Reichgelt, the new center’s other co-director.

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