Trident University Faculty Member to Present at Kentucky Blue Grass Healthcare Information and Management Conference

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Dr. Jeffrey Smoot is slated to present his abstract, “Virtual Reality Used for Surgery,” at the Kentucky Blue Grass Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Spring Conference in Florence, IN.

Dr. Jeffrey Smoot, Faculty, Trident University International

Trident University International (Trident) today announced that College of Health and Human Services faculty member Dr. Jeffrey Smoot will present his abstract, “Virtual Reality Used for Surgery,” at the Kentucky Blue Grass Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Spring Conference at Belterra Casino Resort and Spa in Florence, Indiana, April 12-13.

Event sponsor, HIMSS, drives innovative and forward thinking tactics around the usage of information and technology in support of better connected care, improved population health, and low cost of care. HIMSS is a not-for-profit organization headquartered in Chicago, with additional offices in North America, Europe, and Asia.

This year’s conference brings together health IT professionals, academics, clinicians, executives, and vendors from around the state for thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities to spark innovation and progress within the industry. The event provides an unparalleled opportunity for learning and experiencing the latest developments and trends in healthcare information technology.

With extensive knowledge in biomedical technology, PACS administration, cardiovascular information systems, healthcare informatics and healthcare IT, Dr. Smoot has performed doctoral research on the reduction of nosocomial infections in hospital settings through touchless interfaces.

Involved in the healthcare sector since 1988, Dr. Smoot currently teaches healthcare informatics at Trident and is a business systems analyst lead for cardiology for Baptist Health, a healthcare provider. He is also the founder and chief scientist of Interactive Healthcare Designs, an organization that develops innovative virtual reality/augmented reality, and human computer interaction technologies for the healthcare sector.

Dr. Smoot holds a Doctor of Computer Science from Colorado Technical University, as well as a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, both from American Intercontinental University.

About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 30,000 alumni, including more than 22,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times, Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of educational options.

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