• William Opoku-Agyeman holds a PhD. in Health Services Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science from the University of Akron, Ohio, and master’s in public health from Kent State University in Ohio. He is also a graduate of KNUST, Ghana.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2024-03-01 Cost Implications of Competition Among Federally Qualified Health CentersJournal of Community Health2024-03-01
    2023-04-01 Implementation Levels of Electronic Health Records and their Influence on Quality and SafetyOnline Journal of Nursing Informatics.  26. 2023-04-01
    2023-01-01 Using Community Health Advisors to Increase Lung Cancer Screening Awareness in the Black Belt: A Pilot studyClinical Lung Cancer.  38:1286-1295. 2023-01-01
    2022-09-01 Do Patient Engagement IT Functionalities Influence Patient Safety Outcomes? A Study of U.S. HospitalsJournal of Public Health Management & Practice.  28:505-512. 2022-09-01
    2022-07-01 Texting Older Sisters to Step to Manage Obesity in Older Black Women: A Feasibility StudyAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  63:S56-S66. 2022-07-01
    2022-07-01 Where Are the New FQHC Sites? Uncovering FQHC Expansion and Ambulatory Care Policy ImplicationsJournal of Ambulatory Care Management.  45:221-229. 2022-07-01
    2022-05-01 Hospital Cultural Competency Leadership and Training is Associated with Better Financial PerformanceJournal of Healthcare Management.  67:149-161. 2022-05-01
    2021-12-01 The effect of gastrointestinal patients’ health literacy levels on gastrointestinal patients’ health outcomesJournal of Hospital Management and Health Policy.  5. 2021-12-01
    2021-11-01 The effects of hospital-physician financial integration on adverse incident rate: An agency theory perspectiveHealth Services Management Research.  34:199-207. 2021-11-01
    2021-10-01 Physical Activity Promotion in a Safety-net Clinic: Does the Provider Make a Difference?Translational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.  6:1-8. 2021-10-01
    2021-09-01 Distribution and Geographic Accessibility of Lung Cancer Screening Centers in the USAnnals of the American Thoracic Society.  18:1577-1580. 2021-09-01
    2021-08-01 Inpatient Telehealth and COVID-19 Outcomes: Experiences in Alabama -- NoTelemedicine Reports.  2:148-155. 2021-08-01
    2021-07-01 Promoting Physical Activity through System-Level Health Policy at a Safety Net ClinicTranslational Journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.  6. 2021-07-01
    2021-06-01 Factors that Determine Comprehensive Categorical Classification of EHR Implementation LevelsHealth Services Insights.  14:1-10. 2021-06-01
    2021-05-01 Intention to Use Behavioral Health Data from a Health Information Exchange: A Mixed Methods StudyJMIR Mental Health.  8. 2021-05-01
    2021-03-01 Defining safety net hospitals in the health services research literature: a systematic review and critical appraisalBMC Health Services Research.  21. 2021-03-01
    2020-12-01 Health literacy: What we know and don’t know - A literature perspectiveJournal of Hospital Administration..  9:12. 2020-12-01
    2020-09-01 Improving healthcare quality in the United States healthcare system: A scientific management approachJournal of Hospital Administration.  9:19. 2020-09-01
    2020-07-01 Environmental and Organizational Factors Associated with Hospital Use of GPO ServicesHospital Topics.  98:89-102. 2020-07-01
    2019-08-01 Hospital Group Purchasing Alliance and Financial Performance.Journal of Health Care Finance.  46:18109. 2019-08-01
    2019-01-01 CEO Turnover Among US Acute Care Hospitals, 2006-2015: Variations by Type of Geographic AreaJOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT.  64:28-42. 2019-01-01
    2018-10-01 Correlates of interorganizational relationship strategies among critical access hospitalsHealth Care Management Review.  43:272-281. 2018-10-01
    2018-08-01 Trends in US Hospital Provision of Health Promotion Services, 1996–2014Population Health Management.  21:309-316. 2018-08-01
    2018-02-01 WIC Cash Value Voucher Redemption Behavior in Jefferson County, Alabama, and Its Association With Fruit and Vegetable ConsumptionAmerican Journal of Health Promotion.  32:325-333. 2018-02-01
    2017-12-01 The Association Between Organizational Characteristics and Strategic Information Systems Planning: A Study of U.S. HospitalsEuropean Scientific Journal.  13. 2017-12-01
    2017-10-01 An environmental analysis of the evolution of readmission reduction strategies: A study of United States hospitalsJournal of Hospital Administration.  6:40. 2017-10-01
    2016-10-01 Are there differences in health information exchange by health system type?Health Care Management Review.  41:325-333. 2016-10-01


    Research Overview

  • His research interest focuses on hospital’s population health management (health promotion activities and community needs assessment), Information technology (IT) exchanges across healthcare systems and IT workforce that support healthcare, hospital robotics, health disparities, big data, spatial machine learning, and location of health care organizations as a function of strategy. His research utilizes a wide range of statistical methodologies with large national databases. His work has been published in several journals including Health Care Management Review, European Journal of Science, Journal of Healthcare Management, American Journal of Health Promotion, and Population Health Management.
  • Teaching Overview

  • Quantitative Methods and Evidence-Based Decision Making in Healthcare, Finance for Healthcare Managers, Statistics for Managers, Health Economics and Policy, Epidemiology, Geographic Information Science.
  • Full Name

  • William Opoku-Agyeman