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Dawn Opel: Enhancing patient care

Dawn Opel is an assistant professor of digital media and user experience in MSU’s Department of Writing, Rhetoric and American Cultures.

Dawn Opel is working to find new ways for clinical and community organizations to work together to better coordinate care for patients.

One way this is being accomplished is through a partnership with Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., to use a cloud-based application that enables local clinics to search and locate community partners to coordinate patient care and which allows them to communicate with community organizations. The app also gives clinics and health care organizations the ability to see if a person actually received services.