Faculty and Staff
Director, Applied Sciences Center for Applied Innovation and Advanced Analytics
|Department:||Integrated Information Technology
College of Engineering and Computing
Ph.D., Management Science and Information Systems, University of Rhode Island
M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Rhode Island
B.S., Civil Engineering, Middle East Technical University
Dr. Neşet Hikmet is heavily involved in research and health sector related activities. During 2005 to 2008, he served as the founding member and the director of the Center for Research in Healthcare Systems and Policies (CRHSP) at the University of South Florida, funded by Health Resources Service Administration (Grant No. D1DHP04118-01-00). The center conducted operations research to identify and investigate key strategic issues affecting health care delivery systems. During 2006–2007, he served as a member of the workgroup that provided recommendations regarding privacy and security practices affecting interoperable health information exchange to the Florida Governor's Health Information Infrastructure, Privacy and Security Project. During his tenure in Turkey, 2010-2012, Dr. Hikmet chaired the work group on the future of Health Facilities in Turkey and is one of the authors of Republic of Turkey’s 2013-2023 Heath Transformation Action Plan.
Dr. Hikmet has led numerous distributed data collection and management projects such as: PAF Visitor: Web-based application for home visitors to collect and track parent pregnancy and child data of patients enrolled in the South Carolina Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF), administered by SC Dept. of Health and Human Services, funded by the Affordable Care Act, Office of Adolescent Health, MIECHV Home Visitor: Web-based application for nursing home visitors to collect and track parent and child data collected at the home of patients enrolled in the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). He has led and participated in grant-funded health informatics research in a wide range of contexts specifically focusing on data management and analytics and currently teaching the graduate courses “Health IT Database Systems” and “Large Scale Health IT Systems.”
Dr. Hikmet was the recipient of the IBM Shared University Research Award for establishing a “Center for Business Analytics and Performance Management” followed by the IBM Academic Initiative Award for launching a “Research Lab for Health-e Analytics with SPSS Modeler.” He has served as PI, co-PI, or co-Investigator in prior research activities, including two current projects where several large CMS datasets are investigated. His recent demonstration project Health Services Utilization Dashboard leverages Health Sciences South Carolina (HSSC) 2.7 million patient based clinical data set which provides insightful information. Dr. Hikmet has over 80 peer-reviewed scientific papers published in leading scientific journals including European Journal of Information Systems, International journal of medical informatics, Information Systems Management, Communications of the ACM, Journal of Medical Systems and his work has been cited more than 1,400 times.
ACADEMIC, SCHOLARSHIP, APPLIED RESEARCH RELATED AWARDS / GRANTS
- 2018 1st Place “Best Undergraduate Research Poster Award” – North East Decision Sciences Institute Conference. “Exploratory Data Analytics and Visualization of Characteristics of Sarcopenia Patients in South Carolina: A Data Science Lite Approach”.
- 2016 IBM Academic Initiative Award for sustaining “Research Lab for Health-e Analytics with SPSS Modeler.”
- 2015 “20+ Years of Service” Certificate of Recognition – National Decision Sciences Institute.
- 2015 IBM Academic Initiative Award for sustaining “Research Lab for Health-e Analytics with SPSS Modeler.”
- 2014 Nominated for “Best Paper in Track Award” - National Decision Sciences Institute Conference. Paper entitled “Effects of Healthcare Information Technology on Hospital Performance”.
- 2014 Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance Software Award for “Microsoft Dynamics CRM and Microsoft Dynamics NAV”.
- 2014 IBM Academic Initiative Award for launching a “Research Lab for Health-e Analytics with SPSS Modeler.”
- 2013 IBM Academic Initiative Award for developing Graduate Level Analytics courses for “Health Information Technology” program at the University of South Carolina
- 2011 IBM Shared University Research Award for “Assessing the current state of the network, identifying the key security issues and making recommendations for improvement.”
- 2011 IBM Shared University Research Award for establishing a “Center for Business Analytics and Performance Management.”
- 2009 “Distinguished Track Award” - National Decision Sciences Institute Conference. Paper entitled “Managing Healthcare Knowledge: The Role of Governance”.
- 2009 IBM Academic Initiative Software Award for developing “IT Services Management Program.”
- 2009 Microsoft Dynamics Academic Alliance Software Award for “Training Lab for Microsoft Dynamics CRM.”
- 2006 “Certificate of Honor” for Professional Accomplishments and Academic Achievements. University of South Florida.
- 2005 “Best Paper in Track Award” - CLUTE Institute for Academic Research. International Business and Economics Research Conference. Paper entitled “Enhanced Audit Risk Model: A Conceptual Framework for Medical Claims Fraud/Error Prevention/Detection using IT”.
- 1995 Graduate Research Assistant (Fully funded, 1995 - 1998). Department of Management Science and Information systems. College of Business Administration, University of Rhode Island
- 1993 Graduate Research Assistant (Fully funded, 1993 - 1995). Research Institute for Telecommunication and Information Marketing (RITIM), University of Rhode Island
FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS and CONTRACTS
- BlueChoice HealthPlan of South Carolina, Inc (2018 -ongoing) “Perpetual Research Agreement,” ($ project based), Principal Investigator.
- HP Inc., 2017-2018: “HP Mobility and Interactive Patient Engagement” ($14,472) Co-investigator.
- South Carolina Department of Commerce, 2017-2018: “South Carolina Center for Cybersecurity Innovation (SC3I)” ($248,000) Co-Principal investigator.
- The Duke Endowment, 2016-2019: “Developing a Health and Education Information Exchange for Children & Youth in Foster Care in South Carolina” ($511,000) Co-Principal Investigator.
- Private Funder, 2017-2018: “Data analytics to assess factors associated with muscle weakness in the elderly population.” ($175,000) Co-Principal investigator.
- South Carolina Rural Health Research Center (Office of Adolescent Health, Health and Human Services Agency, Children’s Trust), 2014-2017: “Web based data collection and decision support tool for case workers in the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) grant.” Sub-award ($80,000) Co-Principal Investigator
- Center for Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Sciences (CRRS) Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), 2014-2016: “HIPAA compliant data analytics infrastructure for health sciences research” Sub-award ($105,000) System Director, Co-Principal investigator.
- Secure Services – Data Center (SCANA Corporation), 2014-2020: “Facilitating HIPAA Compliant data and web services infrastructure.” ($54,000 in-kind gift.) System Director.
- Department of Health Services Policy and Management, University of South Carolina,( Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Foundation) 2013: “Develop and manage a web-based survey and data analytics capability for “Organizational Census and Market Analysis”. Sub-award ($50,000) Principal investigator.
- South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, (Health Resources and Services Agency) 2013-2018: “Web based data collection and decision support tool for nurse home visitors to collect and store data needed for the evaluation of Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visitation Program grant.” Sub-award ($197,000) Co-investigator.
- South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.) 2013: “Developing web-based survey to assess the interest in and feasibility of using Tele-Dentistry in South Carolina.” Sub-award ($2,000) Principal investigator.
- University of South Carolina, College of HRSM, (university internal grant) 2013: “Quality in healthcare service delivery: Measuring the role and impact of information technology on the decision to adopt a hospital accreditation program.” ($5,000) Principal investigator.
- South Carolina Rural Health Research Center, (The American Thrombosis and Hemostatis Network/USDHHS/ HRSA/MCHB.) 2013: “Developing web-based survey for the evaluation II of The American Thrombosis and Hemostasis Network.” Sub-award ($1,700) Principal investigator.
- Manatee County Chamber of Commerce, (Manatee County Government) 2008: “Health System Assessment: Factors that Affect the Efficacy of Health Care Delivery in Manatee County.” ($267,000) Project Director, Co-investigator.
- U.S. Department of Education, (U.S. Department of Education) 2005-2006: “Advancement of Health Practice and Policy Formation.” ($74,400) Center Director.
- U.S. Health Resources & Service Administration, (HRSA U.S. Department of Health & Human Services) 2004-2006: “Advancement of Health Practice and Policy Formation. ($688,911) Center Director.
- University of South Florida Collaborative for Children, Families & Communities Faculty Grant project, (university internal grant) 2002: “Differences between Physicians and Nurses: Perception of Usability of Clinical Information Systems.” ($10,000) Co-investigator.
- Human Resources Office, Department of Mental Retardation and Hospitals, Rhode Island, (State of Rhode Island) 1997: “Information System Need Assessment and Information Flow Analysis.” ($10,000) Co-investigator.
- American Society for Quality Control, 1996: “Experiences of U.S. and Foreign owned Firms: A New Perspective on ISO 9000 Implementation.” ($10,000) Co-investigator.
- Telecom Italia, 1994-1995: “Adoption of Telephone Enhanced Services by Small to Medium Size Firms in the USA.” ($100,000) Graduate research assistant. Contracted to RITIM, Dr. Ruby Dholakia (PI).
- UNISYS Corporation, 1995: “Market Evaluation Workbook and Salespersons Training Manual.” ($60,000) Graduate research assistant. Contracted to RITIM, Dr. Nikhilesh Dholakia (PI).
Peer Reviewed Journals
- Celik, S., Hikmet, N., Unal, I. (2017). “Health Information Technology in Nursing: Views and Attitudes of Nurse Managers”. Hacettepe Journal of Health Administration, v20 n4, pp 397-407.
- Celik, S., Hikmet, N., Celik, Y., and Khan, M. (2017). “The Factors Affecting Life
Satisfaction of Older People in Turkey”. The International Journal of Aging and Human
- Noxon, N., Norris, L., Chen, B., Tony, Y.Y., Qureshi, Z., Hrushesky, W., Lebby, A., Schooley, B., Hikmet, N., Dickson, M., Thamer, M., Cotter, D., and Bennett, C.L., (2017). “A Tale of Two Erythropoiesis Stimulating Agents (ESAs): Utilization, dosing, litigation, and costs of Darbepoetin and Epoetin among South Carolina Medicaid-Covered Cancer Patients with Chemotherapy-Induced Anemia”. Journal of Oncology Practice. 13, no. 6, e562-e573.
- Bhattacherjee, A., Davis, C. J., Connolly, A., and Hikmet, N. (2017). “User response to mandatory IT use: a Coping Theory perspective”. European Journal of Information Systems, DOI: 10.1057/s41303-017-0047-0
- Tarcan, M., Hikmet, N., Schooley, B., Top, M., and Tarcan, G. Y., (2017). “An Analysis of the Relationship between Burnout, Socio-Demographic and Workplace Factors and Job Satisfaction among Emergency Department Health Professionals”. Applied Nursing Research, v34, pp. 40-47. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apnr.2017.02.011
- Celik, S., Hikmet, N., Santas, F., Aksungur, A., Topaktas, G., and Turac, I.S. (2017). “Patient Companions in the Turkish Health Care System: The Role, Expectations, and Problems”. Health and Social Care in the Community. doi:10.1111/hsc.12421.
- Celik, Y., Khan, M., and Hikmet, N., (2016). “Achieving value for money in health: a comparative analysis of OECD countries and regional countries”. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. doi:10.1002/hpm.2375.
- Cengiz, C., Celik, Y., and Hikmet, N. (2016). “Evaluation of Patient Wristbands and Patient Identification Process in a Training Hospital in Turkey”. International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance, v29, n8, pp. 820-834. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJHCQA-04-2016-0052
- Schooley, B., Hikmet, N., Tarcan, M., and Tarcan, G. (2016). “Comparing Burnout across Emergency Physicians, Nurses, Technicians, and Health Information Technicians Working for the Same Organization”. Medicine. 95(10):e2856. doi:10.1097/MD.0000000000002856
- Schooley, B., Walczak, S., Hikmet, N., Patel, N. (2016). “Impacts of Mobile Tablet Computing on Provider Productivity, Communications, and the Process of Care.” International Journal of Medical Informatics. v88, pp. 62-70
- Tarcan, M., Hikmet, N., Tarcan, G., and Top, M. (2014). “Evolution of Nationwide Central Hospital Appointment System (CHAS) Implementation: A Country Study”. Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries. v8, n2, pp. 18-32.
- Top, M., Tarcan, M., Tekingunduz, S., and Hikmet, N. (2013). "An Analysis of Relationships among Transformational Leadership, Job Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment, Organizational Trust in Two Turkish Hospitals". International Journal of Health Planning and Management. v28, n3, pp. e217-e241.
- Hikmet, N., Banerjee, S., and Burns, M. (2012). “State of Content: Healthcare Executive’s Role in Information Technology Adoption”. Journal of Service Science and Management, v5, n2, pp. 124-31. (DOI: 10.4236/jssm.2012.52016)
- Hikmet, N., Lin, B. J., and Mooney, J. (2011). “A Path Analysis of the Determinants of Corporate Leverage in Japan”. Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, v11, n1, pp. 1-8.
- Bhattacherjee, A., Hikmet, N., Menachemi, N., Kayhan, V. O. and Brooks, R. G. (2010). “The Differential Performance Effects of Healthcare Information Technology Adoption”, EDPACS, v42, n4, pp. 1-14.
- Menachemi, N., Matthews, M., Ford, E.W., Hikmet, N., and Brooks, R.G. (2009). “The Relationship between Local Hospital IT Capabilities and Physician EMR Adoption”. Journal of Medical Systems, v33, n5, pp. 329-335.
- Pencek, T., Hikmet, N., and Lin, J. B. (2009). “Stock Market Performance of Health Care Initial Public Offerings.” Journal of Business and Economic Studies, v15, n2, pp. 26-31.
- Hikmet, N., Taylor, E., and Davis, C. (2008). “The Student Productivity Paradox: Technology Mediated Learning in Schools." Communications of the ACM, v51, n9, pp. 128-131.
- Bhattacherjee, A. and Hikmet, N. (2008). “Reconceptualizing Organizational Support and its Effect on Information Technology Usage: Evidence from the Health Care Sector” Journal of Computer Information Systems, v48, n4, pp. 69-76.
- Davis, C. J. and Hikmet, N. (2008). “Training as Regulation and Development: An Exploration of the Needs of Enterprise Systems Users”. Information and Management, v45, pp. 341-348.
- Hikmet, N., Bhattacherjee, A., Menachemi, N., Kayhan, V., and Brooks, R. G. (2008). “The role of organizational factors in the adoption of healthcare information technology in Florida hospitals". Health Care Management Science, v11, n1, pp. 1-9.
- Bhattacherjee, A. and Hikmet, N. (2007). “Physicians’ Resistance toward Healthcare Information Technology: A Theoretical Model and Empirical Test”. European Journal of Information Systems, v16, pp. 725-737.
- Menachemi, N., Hikmet, N., Bhattacherjee, A., Chukmaitov, A., and Brooks, R. G. (2007). “The Effect of Payer Mix on the Adoption of Information Technologies by Hospitals”. Health Care Management Review, v32, n2. pp. 102-110.
- Bhattacherjee, A., Hikmet, N., Menachemi, N., Kayhan, V., and Brooks, R. G. (2007). “The Differential Performance Effects of Healthcare Information Technology Adoption”. Information Systems Management, v24, n1, pp. 5-14.
- Menachemi, N., Hikmet, N., Stutzman, M., and Brooks, R. G. (2006). "Investigating Response Bias in an Information Technology Survey of Physicians". Journal of Medical Systems, v30, pp. 277-282.
- Hikmet, N. and Bhattacherjee, A., (2006). "The Impact of Professional Certifications on Healthcare Information Technology Use". International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, v1, n3, pp. 58-68.
- Chotigeat, T., Hikmet, N., and Lin, B. J., (2003). “Size, Profitability, Valuation and Capital Structure: A Structural Equation Model”. Journal of Financial and Economic Practice, v2, n1, pp. 82-91.
- Hikmet, N. and Chen, S. K. (2003). “An Investigation into Low Mail Survey Response Rates of Information Technology Users in Health Care Organizations”. International Journal of Medical Informatics, n72, pp. 29-34.
- Withers, B., Ebrahimpour, M. and Hikmet, N., (1997). "An Exploration of the Impact of TQM and JIT on ISO 9000 Registered Companies". International Journal of Production Economics, v53, n2, pp. 209-216.
- Ebrahimpour, M., Withers, B. and Hikmet, N., (1997). "Experiences of U.S. and Foreign owned Firms: A New Perspective on ISO 9000 Implementation", International Journal of Production Research, v35, n2, pp. 569-576.
- Dholakia, R., Pedersen, B. and Hikmet, N., (1995). "Married Males and shopping: are they sleeping partners?" International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, v23, n3, pp. 27-33.
- Hikmet, N. et al. (2013). “Republic of Turkey 2013-2023 Health Transformation Action Plan”. Consists of thirteen volumes, 2013.
- “Health Facilities Requirements”. Topic area editor. Republic of Turkey 2013-2023 Health Transformation Action Plan. 2013.
Chapters in Books
- Tarcan, G.Y., Celik, Y., Tarcan, M., and Hikmet N. (2017). “Hospital Manager’s Attitudes Towards Health Information Technologies: An Evaluation on the Major Dimensions” in Researches on Science and Art in 21st Century Turkey. Chapter 153 (pp. 1347-1355). Ed. Arapgirlioglu, H., Atik, A., Elliott, R.L., and Turgeon, E. 1st Edition (ISBN:978-605-180-771-3), Ankara, Turkey: Gece Publishing.
- Celik, S.S. and Hikmet N. (2017). “Long-Term Health Care Services” in Population Ageing in Turkey. Social and Health Care Services for Older Persons. (Ed. Marvin Formosa and Yeşim Gökçe Kutsal). 1st Edition (ISBN:978-999-576-764-8), Malta: Printed by Progress Press, Imriehel.
- Hikmet, N. and Bhattacherjee, A., 2009. “The Impact of Professional Certifications on Healthcare Information Technology Use,” in Medical Informatics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, Volume 1, (ed.) Joseph Tan, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 1646-1656. http://dx.doi.org/10.4018/978-1-60566-050-9.ch126
- Hikmet, N. and Bhattacherjee, A., 2008. “The Impact of Professional Certifications on Healthcare Information Technology Use,” in Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics: Research and Practices, Volume 1, (ed.) Joseph Tan, IGI Global, Hershey, PA, 111-132.
- Hikmet, N., Westin, S., and Ebrahimpour, M., 1998. “Factors Influencing the Intent to Use Information technology in health Care Organizations” in Effective Utilization and Management of Emerging Information Technologies, (ed.) Mehdi Khosrowpour, Idea Group Publishing, Hershey, PA, 702-703.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP
- American Health Information Management Association
- Association for Computing Machinery
- Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on Health
- Association of Information Systems
- Decision Sciences Institute
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
- Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, South Carolina Chapter
- Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences
- Istanbul Chamber of Commerce
- Northeast Decision Sciences Institute
- Turkish Chamber of Engineers