Located within the college's Social Science Research Institute (SSRI), the Telecommunications and Social Informatics (TASI) Research Program is at the forefront of Health Information Technology (HIT) in Hawaii and the Pacific Region. TASI's expertise in healthcare informatics policy, planning and technology systems positions SSRI to be a significant contributor in the use of emerging technologies to improve health outcomes.
The United States and many other countries have initiated major transformations in the use of health information technology to improve patient safety, clinical care, healthcare system efficiency, bio-surveillance, public health reporting, and research in healthcare.
The Telecommunications and Social Informatics Research (TASI) program work in healthcare information systems and technologies, healthcare informatics policy, community-engaged translational research and programs, public health, social media, mobile health (mHealth), and telehealth aligns perfectly with this growing international trend. Projects undertaken in this area include: