Bill G. Felkey


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Bill G. Felkey, BA, MS

Professor Emeritus Bill G. Felkey was born in Nagoya , Japan; Auburn University has been his professional home since 1977. He received his BA in Psychology and Communication from the University of Maine and his MS in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. His research interests focus on the creation of knowledge-bases and the use of advanced technology in healthcare.

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From a list of over a dozen awards, he is the founding editor of Computer Medicine for the Hospital Pharmacist.  In 1992, he was the winner of the International Interactive Communication Society Best Interactive Program, "About Your Diabetes".  Bill co-developed PHOCUST (Pharmacist Opportunities in Compliance Using Skills Training) which received the H.A.B. Dunning Award in 1993 by the American Pharmaceutical Association.  His other professional accomplishments include the Most Outstanding Faculty Member of the School of Pharmacy for 1996, and in 1997 he received the Auburn University Outreach Award for Excellence. In 2004 Bill was selected as the favorite seminar speaker of pharmacists in a national survey conducted by Drug Topics.  He was favored over Colin Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Dick Cheney.

Professor Felkey has secured or assisted in delivering over five million dollars of funded research while at Auburn.  He has presented and published two informatics books, and over 1,200 papers and presentations on topics of computers, health system informatics, use of technology in medical and pharmacy practice, and management and technology issues in healthcare systems.  His students call him "Professor Gadget" and his audiences call him "Dr. Tech" for a reason you will soon understand; Bill says when you meet him, you will have met the guy who dies with the most toys.

He consults regularly with health systems, computer vendors, and with the wholesale drug and pharmaceutical industry.  He has presented to professional audiences in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and over a dozen foreign countries.  Bill is married to the former Judy Hayes.  They have two adult sons and enjoy bicycling, tennis, snow skiing, scuba diving, competitive shooting, and international travel.  

This speaker's topics include:

  • Mobile Care: How Connected Do You Want to Be?
  • Technology Integration
  • Using Technology FOP Patient Safety
  • Healthcare Informatics Skills
  • Bringing Evidence to the Point of Care
  • Transforming Healthcare through Integrated Information Technology
  • Using the Internet as a line of Business
  • Computer Literacy/Smart phone Bootcamp
  • Every Healthcare Professional Should Own and Use a Personal Digital Assistant or SmartPhone
  • Technology in the Strategic Plan

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