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Core Faculty

Lanis Hicks, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Office: CE712 Clinical Education and Support Building

Phone: 882-8418


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Home Department: Health Management and Informatics

Concentration: Health Informatics

Education: PhD, University of Missouri

Dr. Hicks is a health economist. Her research interests are rural health, workforce requirements, and economic evaluations. A component of this research has been the development of general indicators of physician requirements and, specifically, detailed analyses of the changing specialty and geographic distribution of physicians. She has also focused on evaluating the cost-effectiveness of technologies in the delivery of health care, and been involved with a multi-disciplinary team identifying and evaluating measures of quality in nursing homes and the relationship between cost and quality. Dr. Hicks is alos the PI/Director of the Missouri Health Information Technology Assistance Center, the federally funded Regional Extension Center for Missouri for the implementation and meaningful use of electronic health records in primary care practices and small, rural hospitals. In recognition of her contributions, Dr. Hicks was the recipient of the 1999 National Rural Health Association’s Distinguished Researcher award.

Selected Publications


Popejoy, L L; Galambos, C; Stetzer, F; Popescu, M; Hicks, L; Khalilia, M A; Rantz, M J; Marek, K D

Comparing Aging in Place to Home Health Care: Impact of Nurse Care Coordination On Utilization and Costs (Journal Article)

Nurs Econ, 33 (6), pp. 306-13, 2015, ISSN: 0746-1739 (Print) 0746-1739 (Linking).

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Popejoy, L L; Khalilia, M A; Popescu, M; Galambos, C; Lyons, V; Rantz, M; Hicks, L; Stetzer, F

Quantifying care coordination using natural language processing and domain-specific ontology (Journal Article)

J Am Med Inform Assoc, 22 (e1), pp. e93-103, 2015, ISSN: 1527-974X (Electronic) 1067-5027 (Linking).

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Rantz, M; Lane, K; Phillips, L J; Despins, L A; Galambos, C; Alexander, G L; Koopman, R J; Hicks, L; Skubic, M; Miller, S J

Enhanced registered nurse care coordination with sensor technology: Impact on length of stay and cost in aging in place housing (Journal Article)

Nurs Outlook, 63 (6), pp. 650-5, 2015, ISSN: 1528-3968 (Electronic) 0029-6554 (Linking).

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Zachary, I; Boren, S A; Simoes, E; Jackson-Thompson, J; Davis, J W; Hicks, L

Information Management in Cancer Registries: Evaluating the Needs for Cancer Data Collection and Cancer Research (Journal Article)

Online J Public Health Inform, 7 (2), pp. e213, 2015, ISSN: 1947-2579 (Linking).

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Rantz, M; Popejoy, L L; Galambos, C; Phillips, L J; Lane, K R; Marek, K D; Hicks, L; Musterman, K; Back, J; Miller, S J; Ge, B

The continued success of registered nurse care coordination in a state evaluation of aging in place in senior housing (Journal Article)

Nurs Outlook, 62 (4), pp. 237-46, 2014, ISSN: 1528-3968 (Electronic) 0029-6554 (Linking).

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Rantz, M J; Zwygart-Stauffacher, M; Flesner, M; Hicks, L; Mehr, D; Russell, T; Minner, D

The influence of teams to sustain quality improvement in nursing homes that "need improvement" (Journal Article)

J Am Med Dir Assoc, 14 (1), pp. 48-52, 2013, ISSN: 1538-9375 (Electronic) 1525-8610 (Linking).

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Rantz, M J; Zwygart-Stauffacher, M; Flesner, M; Hicks, L; Mehr, D; Russell, T; Minner, D

Challenges of using quality improvement methods in nursing homes that "need improvement" (Journal Article)

J Am Med Dir Assoc, 13 (8), pp. 732-8, 2012, ISSN: 1538-9375 (Electronic) 1525-8610 (Linking).

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Rantz, M J; Zwygart-Stauffacher, M; Hicks, L; Mehr, D; Flesner, M; Petroski, G F; Madsen, R W; Scott-Cawiezell, J

Randomized multilevel intervention to improve outcomes of residents in nursing homes in need of improvement (Journal Article)

J Am Med Dir Assoc, 13 (1), pp. 60-8, 2012, ISSN: 1538-9375 (Electronic) 1525-8610 (Linking).

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Rantz, M J; Alexander, G; Galambos, C; Flesner, M K; Vogelsmeier, A; Hicks, L; Scott-Cawiezell, J; Zwygart-Stauffacher, M; Greenwald, L

The use of bedside electronic medical record to improve quality of care in nursing facilities: a qualitative analysis (Journal Article)

Comput Inform Nurs, 29 (3), pp. 149-56, 2011, ISSN: 1538-9774 (Electronic) 1538-2931 (Linking).

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