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David G. Curry, PhD, APRN, Professor Emeritus
Department of Nursing and Nutrition
State University of New York at Plattsburgh

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A nurse since 1977, and nurse practitioner since 1981, I find myself a "jack-of-all-trades" in nursing. Feel free to review my resume.  My interest in informatics led me to begin my doctorate in Information Science at the University at Albany's Rockefeller College.  After completing most of my coursework and passing my general comps, circumstances forced me to continue my doctoral work at Warren National University in Health Administration, which I completed in August, 2007.  My dissertation was on rural physician support for implementation of Personal Health Records.  

My research interest is in the electronic medical record. With almost 18% of our GDP spent on healthcare, its a challenge whose time is now. It's not enough to get medical records onto computers- we must be able to search those records for outcomes relative to the therapies employed. This must include outpatient visits, also. And patients must become responsible partners in their own care.  They must learn about, and use, Personal Health Records, while their providers must become involved in the Medical Home system to further continuity of care and contain costs.

I retired from SUNY Plattsburgh at the end of the 2013-14 academic year, but continue to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in Plattsburgh.

Contact me at David.Curry@plattsburgh.edu


Web resources for Nursing students

Holly Heller-Ross's web resource page  


Some useful Web sites for healthcare information

Other interesting links.....

How CAT Works - Powerpoint presentation

Media File Test

UAB ER video and UAB Stroke video

Online course support - old stuff

Peritoneal dialysis slideshow 

Lobbying for Quality Patient Care   

NYONE report supporting BS-in-10-years 

Universal Healthcare rationale slideshow - April, 2007  

Single-payer information plus animation 

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  2016 David G. Curry, PhD, APRN
For more information contact David.Curry@plattsburgh.edu