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Raga Bjarnadottir - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Raga Bjarnadottir

Assistant Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Ragnhildur Bjarnadottir is an expert in using health informatics and data science to improve care quality for underserved populations.


Ragnhildur "Raga" Bjarnadottir’s research focuses on leveraging health informatics and data science to improve health care quality for underserved populations. Her dissertation research examined home care nurses’ assessment and documentation of patients’ sexual orientation and gender identity. She has also explored EHR implementation and nurses experiences with documentation systems in the long-term care setting. In her current research, Raga uses text-mining methods to identify factors associated with risk of patient falls in acute care nurses’ progress notes.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Artificial Intelligence

Quality of Care

Data Science

Nursing Informatics

Clinical Decision Support

Underserved Populations

Articles (2)

Improving secure messaging: A framework for support, partnership & information-giving communicating electronically (SPICE)

Patient Education and Counseling

Jordan M. Alpert, et al.


Patient-centered communication benefits patients and is widely endorsed. However, it is primarily associated with face-to-face contexts, although patients are increasingly using electronic platforms, such as secure messaging in patient portals, to communicate with providers. Given the popularity of secure messaging and its ability to impact the patient-provider relationship, this study aimed to determine which attributes of patient-centered communication are most desired by cancer patients using secure messaging.

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Nutrition Support Therapies on the Medication Administration Record: Impacts on Staff Perception of Nutrition Care

Nutrition in Clinical Practice

Sandra W. Citty, Ragnhildur I. Bjarnadottir, et al.


It has been reported that many hospitals in the United States have fragmented and ineffective ordering, administration, documentation, and evaluation/monitoring of nutrition therapies. This paper reports on a project to investigate if perceived hospital staff awareness and documentation of nutrition support therapies (NSTs) improves by including them as part of the medication administration record (MAR).

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