Patrick Scollin

Patrick A. Scollin, Community Health & Sustainability

Professor Emeritus
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Health Informatics

Research Interest

Current research interest involves the use of Personal Digital Devices (PDDs) at the point-of-care.  Evaluation of the role of PDDs such as, Personal Digital Assistants, Ultra Mobile Personal Computers, and Tablet Computers containing medical and nursing databases as a source of up-to-date information to be used at the bedside. Research projects have included: Evaluating Students’ attitudes to using PDAs in Nursing Clinicals at two schools, Bridging the gap between the PDA and Tablet in Healthcare: The Ultra Mobile Portable Computer at the bedside, and Tablets at the Bedside:  Accuracy Testing of Secure Wireless-Based Data Entry in a Nursing Education Laboratory.  Scollin, Ed.D. currently teaches undergraduate courses in Computer Technology in Health Care and Computer Methods for Health Education and graduate courses in Health Informatics, Healthcare Systems Planning and Design, Healthcare Database Design, and healthcare Database Development within the Department of Community Health and Sustainability. 

Research Interests and Collaborations

Educational Background

Ed.D., Educational Leadership, University Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA, 2000 M.S., Health Science in Biology, Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1974 Medical Technology Internship, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA 1969 B.A., Biology, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH 1968