The mission of the Kay Center for E-Health Research is to advance scientific and public-policy understanding of new electronic health systems that incorporate medical and disability data to strengthen industry efficiency and promote societal welfare.
About the Kay Center
The Kay Center for E-Health Research at Claremont Graduate University is a nationally recognized research enterprise that conducts a diverse range of planning, design, and evaluation activities for e-health systems at the national, regional, and local levels.
Located within CGU’s Center for Information Systems and Technology (CISAT), the Kay Center brings an interdisciplinary and applied approach to its projects, with social science, health science, management science, and information science domains represented on its project teams. The center also convenes thought leaders representing industry, government, and consumers to analyze current and emerging health issues, their implications for health IT policy and practice, and opportunities for cutting-edge solutions.
Thomas Horan, director and principal investigator of the Kay Center, has an extensive background in e-health issues and has led numerous major studies and consultations during his 25-year research career. In addition, the center supports program coordinators, research fellows, research assistants, partners, and collaborations with faculty from CGU and the other Claremont Colleges.
The center was established in 2006 by founder and advisory committee Chair Steeve Kay and has since received acclaim and significant support through research and consultative work with a wide range of sponsors, clients, and collaborators, including the National Science Foundation, National Cancer Institute, Social Security Administration, Mayo Clinic, the California Wellness Foundation, Blue Shield Foundation, California Healthcare Foundation, among others.