Positions

Overview

  • Midge Ray, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration and an Associate Scientist in the UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center . She has Master’s degrees in both nursing and education and a PhD in Health Behavior. Dr. Ray currently teaches in the Master of Science (MS) in Health Care Quality and Safety Program, Health Informatics Program and in the MS in Health Administration Program. Course responsibilities include Integrative HQS Capstone Experience, HI Capstone Projects, Healthcare Requirements Analysis, Introduction to Health Informatics and Health and Human Disease. As investigator, her research has included using technology in health behavior change (tobacco cessation), safe medication use, and medication adherence in primary care practices. Dr. Ray is also an investigator in research on hospital acquired infections project and factors associated with nursing home performance. Dr. Ray is a subject matter expert in ICD-9-CM, CPT, ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding systems. She has over 50 publications in peer reviewed journals and as author of book chapters. She has been a co-author on two different manuscripts that received the Distinguished Paper Awards from American Medical Informatics Association and has published with her colleagues in numerous journals including American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of American Medical Informatics Association, Journal of Health Psychology, Journal of Pharmacotherapy, and Journal of General Internal Medicine. She is also the Faculty Coordinator for the implementation of the UAB Profiles tool and instrumental in the development of Scholars at UAB which is a public profile of UAB faculty. She has served on the UAB Athletics Advisory Board, Student Athletic Opportunity and Welfare Subcommittee, SHP Strategic Planning Committee and School of Health Professions Faculty Affairs Committee.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Feasibility of collecting saliva for biological verification of tobacco use status in dental practices and patients’ homes: Results from the national dental PBRNCommunity Dental Health.  36:187-189. 2019
    2018 Exploring Online Asynchronous Counseling With Tobacco Treatment Specialists in the QUIT-PRIMO and National Dental PBRN HI-QUIT Studies: Who Uses It and What Do They Say?American Journal of Health Promotion.  32:1170-1177. 2018
    2017 Exploring the Association between Quality and Financial Performance in U.S. Hospitals: A Systematic ReviewJournal of Health Care Finance2017
    2016 Online tobacco websites and online communities—who uses them and do users quit smoking? The quit-primo and national dental practice-based research network Hi-Quit studiesTranslational Behavioral Medicine.  6:546-557. 2016
    2016 Evaluating the effectiveness of a patient storytelling DVD intervention to encourage physician-patient communication about nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) usePatient Education and Counseling.  99:1837-1844. 2016
    2016 Exploring online cessation counseling: Qualitative analysis of Tobacco Treatment Specialist counseling delivered via a web-based platform.Journal of Health Promotion.  1-8. 2016
    2016 Socio-demographic differences in risk information seeking sources for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)International Journal of Medical Informatics.  94:222-227. 2016
    2016 Association of part D coverage gap With COPD medication adherenceAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  22:e275-e282. 2016
    2015 Evaluating the QUIT-PRIMO clinical practice ePortal to increase smoker engagement with online cessation interventions: A national hybrid type 2 implementation studyImplementation Science.  10. 2015
    2014 Predictors of smoking cessation among dental patients participating in a web-assisted tobacco intervention: A national dental practice based research study (doctoral dissertation) 2014
    2014 Cost implications of human and automated follow-up in ambulatory careAmerican Journal of Managed Care.  20:SP531-SP540. 2014
    2014 Cost implications of human and automated follow-up in ambulatory care.American Journal of Managed Care.  20:SP531-SP540. 2014
    2014 Smoking-cessation e-referrals: A national dental practice-based research network randomized controlled trialAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  46:158-165. 2014
    2014 A group-randomized trial of shared decision making for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug risk awareness: Primary Results and lessons learnedJournal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.  20:638-648. 2014
    2014 Exploration of an automated approach for receiving patient feedback after outpatient acute care visitsJournal of General Internal Medicine.  29:1105-1112. 2014
    2013 Implementing point of care "e-referrals" in 137 clinics to increase access to a quit smoking internet system: The Quit-Primo and National Dental PBRN HI-QUIT StudiesTranslational Behavioral Medicine.  3:370-378. 2013
    2013 Crowdsourced peer-versus expert-written smoking-cessation messagesAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  45:543-550. 2013
    2013 Variations in tobacco control in National Dental PBRN practices: The role of patient and practice factorsSpecial Care in Dentistry.  33:286-293. 2013
    2013 Who participates in web-assisted tobacco interventions? The quit-primo and national dental practice-based research network hi-quit studiesJournal of Medical Internet Research.  15. 2013
    2013 Closing the feedback loop: An interactive voice response system to provide follow-up and feedback in primary care settingsJournal of Medical Systems.  37. 2013
    2013 Cluster-randomized trial of a web-assisted tobacco quality improvement intervention of subsequent patient tobacco product use: A National Dental PBRN studyBMC Oral Health.  13. 2013
    2013 Telephone follow-up in primary care: Can interactive voice response calls work?Studies in Health Technology and Informatics.  192:112-116. 2013
    2012 Dental practice implementation of a point of care electronic referral system for patients who smoke: a dental PBRN study.Journal of Dental Hygiene.  86:34. 2012
    2012 Using a resource effect study pre-pilot to inform a large randomized trial: the Decide2Quit.Org Web-assisted tobacco intervention.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  2012:789-798. 2012
    2011 Development of an interactive, web-delivered system to increase provider-patient engagement in smoking cessationJournal of Medical Internet Research.  13. 2011
    2010 The QUIT-PRIMO provider-patient Internet-delivered smoking cessation referral intervention: A cluster-randomized comparative effectiveness trial: Study protocolImplementation Science.  5. 2010
    2010 Medication assistance programs: Do all in need benefit equally?Ethnicity and Disease.  20:339-345. 2010
    2010 Using single-item health literacy screening questions to identify patients who read written nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine information provided at pharmaciesJournal of Health Communication.  15:413-427. 2010
    2010 The role of health literacy and written medicine information in nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug risk awarenessAnnals of Pharmacotherapy.  44:274-284. 2010
    2010 Health literacy and happiness: A community-based studySocial Indicators Research.  95:325-338. 2010
    2010 Impact of content-specific email reminders on provider participation in an online interventionStud Health Technol Inform.  160 (part 2):801-805. 2010
    2009 "pathologic" fractures: Should these be included in epidemiologic studies of osteoporotic fractures?Osteoporosis International.  20:1969-1972. 2009
    2009 Using a handheld decision support system to improve prescribing safetyPrivate Hospital Healthcare Europe2009
    2009 Health and happiness among older adults: A community-based studyJournal of Health Psychology.  14:503-512. 2009
    2009 Patient-reported communications with pharmacy staff at community pharmacies: The Alabama NSAID Patient Safety Study, 2005-2007Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association (Washington,D.C. : 1996).  49. 2009
    2008 Internet delivered support for tobacco control in dental practice: Randomized controlled trialJournal of Medical Internet Research.  10. 2008
    2008 Effect of racial differences on ability to afford prescription medicationsAmerican Journal of Health-System Pharmacy.  65:2137-2143. 2008
    2008 Does delayed measurement affect patient reports of provider performance? Implications for performance measurement of medical assistance with tobacco cessation: A Dental PBRN studyBMC Health Services Research.  8. 2008
    2008 A randomized trial of internet delivered support for tobacco control in dental practice: A DPBRN studyAnnals of Behavioral Medicine.  35:S63-S63. 2008
    2007 Racial/ethnic disparities in patient-reported nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) risk awareness, patient-doctor NSAID risk communication, and NSAID risk behaviorArthritis Care and Research.  57:1539-1545. 2007
    2007 MEASURING PROVIDER PERFORMANCE OF TOBACCO CONTROL - COMPARING IMMEDIATE ECOLOGICAL MOMENTARY ASSESSMENT WITH DELAYED PATIENT PHONE SURVEYS: A DENTAL PBRN STUDYAnnals of Behavioral Medicine.  33:S151-S151. 2007
    2007 Patterns of use of handheld clinical decision support tools in the clinical settingMedical Decision Making.  27:744-753. 2007
    2006 Development and Testing of a Scale to Assess Physician Attitudes about Handheld Computers with Decision SupportJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  13:567-572. 2006
    2006 Improving ambulatory prescribing safety with a handheld decision support system: A randomized controlled trialJournal of the American Medical Informatics Association.  13:171-179. 2006
    2005 Chlamydia screening of at-risk young women in managed health care: Characteristics of top-performing primary care officesSexually Transmitted Diseases.  32:382-386. 2005
    2005 Predictors of Use of Handheld Decision Support Tools in Clinical SettingMed Decis Making2005
    2005 Data quality in the outpatient setting: impact on clinical decision support systems.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  41-45. 2005
    2005 Improving physician performance through Internet-based interventions: who will participate?Journal of Medical Internet Research.  7. 2005
    2005 Multicomponent Internet continuing medical education to promote chlamydia screeningAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  28:285-290. 2005
    2004 Using email reminders to engage physicians in an Internet-based CME interventionBMC Medical Education.  4. 2004
    2004 AHRQ Impact Study: Achievable Benchmarks of Care 2004
    2004 Impact of patient feedback on residents' handheld computer use: A multi-site studyStudies in Health Technology and Informatics.  107:582-586. 2004
    2004 Impact of patient feedback on residents' handheld computer use: a multi-site study.Medinfo. MEDINFO.  11:582-586. 2004
    2003 Designing tailored Web-based instruction to improve practicing physicians' preventive practicesJournal of Medical Internet Research.  5:64-84. 2003
    2003 Patient perceptions of physician use of handheld computers.AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium.  299-303. 2003

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2016 Health Care Systems.  1-38. 2016
    2012 Health Care Systems.  2-41. 2012
    2007 Health Care Systems.  2-41. 2007
    2001 Health Care Systems.  2-47. 2001
    1997 Gynecological diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. 1997
    1996 Health Care Systems.  2-45. 1996
    1993 Assisting in Gynecology and Obstetrics 1993

    Teaching Overview

  • Dr. Ray teaches in the Master of Science (MS) in Health Informatics Program and the MS in Healthcare Quality and Safety Program. She teaches an introductory course for data analytics students (HI 660) and two of the capstone project courses (MSHI 654/664). In Healthcare Quality and Safety she works with students on their Capstone projects (HQS 698). In addition she is an advisor for students in the MS in Health Administration Program.
  • Teaching Activities

  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HRP410 - Honors Research Project (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HI654 - HC User Experience Project (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI664 - Data Analytics Proj (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP410 - Honors Research Project (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HI654 - Dir HC User Experience Project (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HI664 - Dir Data Analytics Dsgn Proj (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP402 - Honors Seminar II (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HQS698 - Integ Capstone Exper/NonThesis (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP401 - Honors Seminar I (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP402 - Honors Seminar II (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HRP401 - Honors Seminar I (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HRP410 - Honors Project (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HI660 - Healthcare Reqmnts Analysis (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM615 - Dev of the Comp Elec Hlth Rcd (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2012) 2012
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM615 - Dev of the Comp Elec Hlth Rcd (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2011) 2011
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM615 - Dev of the Comp Elec Hlth Rcd (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Summer Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2009) 2009
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM458 - Clinical Terminology and Voc (Summer Term 2008) 2008
  • HA612 - Essentials Health/Hum Disease (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM410 - Clinical Information II (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • HIM405 - Clinical Information I (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Full Name

  • Midge Ray
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