Faculty and ResearchExpert Guide

Cynthia LeRouge

Cynthia LeRouge

Director, Master of Health Informatics and Analytics Program

Knight-Ridder Fellow

Associate Professor
Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

College of Business
Florida International University

Modesto A. Maidique Campus
11200 S.W. 8th St, RB 206B
Miami, FL 33199

P: (305) 348-4709
E: clerouge@fiu.edu


  • PhD, Information Systems/Decision Sciences
    University of South Florida
  • Master of Science, Accounting
    University of New Orleans
  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting and Management
    St. Mary's Dominican College/Loyola University

Areas of Expertise

  • Health Information Systems
  • Telemedicine
  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Patient Reported Outcomes
  • Public Health Informatics

Professional Activities

Cynthia LeRouge, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics (Health Information Systems and Business Analytics Program), College of Business, Florida International University (FIU). She is Co-deputy Director of the Primary Care Innovation – Lab. Her experience includes serving as a visiting scholar at the Center of Disease Control with the Public Health Informatics Fellowship Program and over eight years of academic experience in the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University. She has over 100 peer reviewed publications including academic journal articles (49), edited chapters in research-based books, and conference proceedings.  Her primary research interests relate to health information systems (particularly telemedicine, consumer health informatics, patient reported outcomes, and public health informatics). She has received various grant awards, often serving as principal investigator.  Dr. LeRouge has been recognized with teaching, research, and service awards.  She is currently co-editor in chief of Health Systems journal and have served in leadership roles in various health informatics special interest groups (American Telemedicine Association, Association of Information Systems SIG-Health). Dr. LeRouge has held various senior management roles in the accounting, software and healthcare industry prior to joining academe.  Dr. LeRouge has served as a grant review panel member for health informatics for various organizations, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).  She completed her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida. 

Courses Taught

  • Consumer Health Informatics
  • Electronic Health Record and Clinical Support System

Refereed Journal Articles

LeRouge, C. M., Durneva, P., Sangameswaran, S., & Gloster, A. (2019). Design Guidelines for a Technology-Enabled Nutrition Education Program to Support Overweight and Obese Adolescents: Qualitative User-Centered Design Study. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 21(7).

Ide, N., Frogner, B. K., LeRouge, C. M., Vigil, P., & Thompson, M. (2019). What's on your keyboard? A systematic review of the contamination of peripheral computer devices in healthcare settings. BMJ Open, 9(3).

LeRouge, C. M., Gupta, M., Corpart, G., & Arrieta, A. (2019). Health system approaches are needed to expand telemedicine use across nine Latin American nations. Health Affairs, 38(2).

Austin, E., LeRouge, C. M., Hartzler, A., Chung, A., Segal, C., & Lavallee, D. (2019). Opportunities and challenges to advance the use of electronic patient-reported outcomes in clinical care: A report from AMIA workshop proceedings. JAMIA Open. (Accepted)

Austin, E., LeRouge, C. M., Hartzler, A., Segal, C., & Lavallee, D. (2019). Capturing the patient voice: Implementing patient-reported outcomes across the health system. Quality of Life Research. (Accepted)

Seale, D., LeRouge, C. M., Ohs, J., Donghua, T., Lach, H., Jupka, K., & Wray, R. (2018). Exploring early adopter baby boomers’ approach to managing their health and healthcare. International Journal of E-Health and Medical Communications (IJEHMC), 10(1).

LeRouge, C. M., Wilson, K., Sterling, R., & Trocchio, J. (2017). Viewing telemedicine through the lens of a community benefit mission. Telemedicine and E-Health, 23(8).

Tao, D., LeRouge, C., Smith, J., & DeLeo, G. (2017). Defining information quality into health websites: A conceptual framework of health website information quality for educated young adults. JMIR Human Factors, 4(4).

LeRouge, C., Hasselquist, M., Kellog, L., Austin, E., Fey, B., Hartzler, A., . . . Lavallee, D. (2017). Using heuristic evaluation to enhance the visual display of a provider dashboard for patient-reported outcomes. AcademyHealth EGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes), 5(2).

Wingreen, S., LeRouge, C., & Nelson, C. (2017). Managing IT employee attitudes that lead to turnover: Integrating a person-job fit perspective. International Journal of Human Capital and Information Technology Professionals, 8(1).

Knoblock-Hahn, A., Wray, R., & LeRouge, C. (2016). Perceptions of adolescents with overweight and obesity for the development of user-centered design self-management tools within the context of the chronic care model: A qualitative study. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(6).

LeRouge, C., Hirsch, J., Bass, A., & Feldman, S. (2016). Interstate health-information exchange: Understanding value propositions and challenges. Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health (IEH), 69.

LeRouge, C., Dickhut, K., Lisetti, C., Sangameswaran, S., & Malasanos, T. (2015). Engaging adolescents in a computer-based weight management program: Avatars and virtual coaches could help. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 23(1).

LeRouge, C., Van Slyke, C., Seale, D., & Wright, K. (2014). Baby boomers' adoption of consumer health technologies: Survey on readiness and barriers. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 16(9).

Knoblock-Hahn, A., & LeRouge, C. (2014). A qualitative, exploratory study of predominantly female parental perceptions of consumer health technology use by their overweight and/or obese female adolescent participating in a fee-based 4-week weight-management intervention. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(4).

LeRouge, C., Tao, D., Ohs, J., Lach, H., Jupka, K., & Wray, R. (2014). Challenges and opportunities with empowering baby boomers for personal health information management using consumer health information technologies: An ecological perspective. AIMS Public Health, 1(3).

Wood, S., & LeRouge, C. (2014). The triple threat MHA program: Strategies for producing favorable outcomes in an executive, compressed, and hybrid environment. Journal of Health Administration Education, 31(3).

LeRouge, C., Garfield, M., & Hevner, A. (2014). Patient perspectives of telemedicine quality. Patient Preference and Adherence (PPA), 9(25).

LeRouge, C. M., Tulu, B., & Wood, S. (2014). Project initiation for telemedicine services. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (IJHCITP), 9(2).

Klaus, T., LeRouge, C., & Blanton, J. (2014). System developers' nature of work characteristics and their relationship with organizational commitment and job satisfaction. Journal of Information Technology Management, 25(1).

LeRouge, C., & Wickramasinghe, N. (2013). A review of user-centered design for diabetes-related consumer health informatics technologies. Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 7(4).

LeRouge, C., Wiley, J., & Maertz, C. (2013). A comparison of job satisfaction between it and non-IT women incumbents in clerical, professional, and managerial positions. The Database for Advances in Information Systems, 44(2).

LeRouge, C., & Garfield, M. (2013). Crossing the telemedicine chasm: Have the U.S. barriers to widespread adoption of telemedicine been significantly reduced? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), 10(12).

LeRouge, C., Ma, J., Sneha, S., & Tolle, K. (2013). User profiles and personas in the design and development of consumer health technologies. International Journal of Medical Informatics, 82(11).

Chatterjee, S., LeRouge, C., & Chiarini-Tremblay, M. (2013). Educating students in healthcare information technology: IS community barriers, challenges, and path forward. Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 33(1).

LeRouge, C., Garfield, M., & Webb Collins, R. (2012). Telemedicine: Technology mediated service relationship, encounter, or something else? International Journal of Medical Informatics, 81(9).

Gaynor, M., & LeRouge, C. M. (2012). Persuasive smartphone applications of health care. IHealth Connections.

Stahl, B., Tremblay, M., & LeRouge, C. (2011). Focus groups and critical social IS research: How the choice of method can promote emancipation of respondents and researchers. European Journal of Information Systems, 20(S4).

Gaynor, M., LeRouge, C., Ma, J., & Li, C. (2011). A China-specified multi-level technical infrastructure for diabetes. JNIT Journal of Next Generation Information Technology, 2(3).

Cobb Payton, F., Pare, G., LeRouge, C., & Reddy, M. (2011). Health Care IT: Process, people and patients and interdisciplinary considerations. Journal of the Association for Information Systems, 12(2).

McCall, J., LeRouge, C., & Ma, J. (2011). Subcontractor dodging the dotted line. Journal of Applied Case Research, 9(1).

Spil, T., LeRouge, C., Trimmer, K., & Wiggins, C. (2011). Back to the future of IT adoption and evaluation in healthcare. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 12(1).

LeRouge, C., Tulu, B., & Forducey, P. (2010). The business of telemedicine: Strategy primer. Telemedicine and E-Health, 16(8).

LeRouge, C., & DeLeo, G. (2010). Information systems and healthcare XXXV: Health informatics forums for health information systems scholars. Communications of the AIS, 27(7).

Maertz, C., Wiley, J., LeRouge, C., & Campion, M. (2010). Downsizing effects on survivors: Layoffs, offshoring, and outsourcing. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, 49(2).

Lyerla, F., LeRouge, C., Cooke, D., Turpin, D., & Wilson, L. (2010). A nursing clinical decision support system and potential predictors of head-of-bed position for patients receiving mechanical ventilation. American Journal of Critical Care, 19(1).

Spil, T., LeRouge, C., Trimmer, K., & Wiggins, C. (2009). IT adoption and evaluation in healthcare. International Journal of Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics, 4(3).

Wingreen, S., LeRouge, C., & Blanton, J. (2009). Structuring training for IT professionals and the firm: An application of the Q-methodology. International Journal of Global Management Studies, 1(1).

Baskett, L., LeRouge, C., & Chiarini Tremblay, M. (2008). Using the dashboard technology properly. Health Progress, Sept.

LeRouge, C., Mantzana, V., & Wilson, E. (2007). Healthcare information systems research, revelations and visions. European Journal of Information Systems, 16(S6).

LeRouge, C., Hevner, A., & Collins, R. (2007). It's more than just use: An exploration of telemedicine use quality. Decision Support Systems, 43(4).

Kaplan, D., & LeRouge, C. (2007). Managing on the edge of change: Human resource management of information technology employees. Human Resource Management, 46(3).

LeRouge, C., & Niederman, F. (2006). Public health knowledge management architecture design: A case study. Communications of the AIS, 18(9).

LeRouge, C., Nelson, A., & Blanton, E. (2006). The impact of role stress fit and self-esteem on the job attitudes of IT professionals. Information & Management, 43(8).

LeRouge, C., & Lisetti, C. (2006). Triangulating design science, behavioral science and practice for technological advancement in tele-home health. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 7(5).

LeRouge, C., Garfield, M. J., & Hevner, A. R. (2005). Provider perspectives of telemedicine encounter quality. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 6(4/5/6).

Parker, K., LeRouge, C., & Trimmer, K. (2005). Alternative instructional strategies in an IS Curriculum. Journal of Information Technology Education, 4(1).

LeRouge, C., Newton, S., & Blanton, E. (2005). Exploring of Systems Analyst skill set: Perceptions, preferences, age, and gender. Journal of Computer Information Systems, Spring.

LeRouge, C., & Webb, H. (2004). Appropriating enterprise resource planning systems in College of Business: Extending adaptive structuration theory for testability. Journal of Information Systems Education (JISE), 15(3).

Garfield, M., Kamis, A., & LeRouge, C. (2004). Champion networks in federated interorganizational systems: Case studies in telemedicine. Communications of the AIS, 14(28).

LeRouge, C., Blanton, E., & Kittner, M. (2004). A causal model for using collaborative technologies to facilitate student team projects. Journal of Computer Information Systems, 45(1).

Gjestland, C., Blanton, E., & LeRouge, C. (2003). Evaluating procedural knowledge in information systems students. Journal of Informatics Education & Research, 4(2).

Lisetti, C., Nasoz, F., LeRouge, C., Ozyer, O., & Alvarez, K. (2003). Developing multimodal intelligent affective interfaces for tele- home health care. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 59(1-2).

LeRouge, C. (1999). Managing by projects. Management Accounting (Strategic Finance), 81(5).

LeRouge, C. (1987). Individual retirement accounts after TRA '86. Taxes - The Tax Magazine, May.

LeRouge, C. M., & Sterling, R. (n.d.). On-demand telemedicine as a disruptive technology: Exploring emerging business models and strategies among early adopter organizations of virtual urgent care clinics. Journal of Medical Internet Research. (Accepted)

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