Bambang Parmanto PhD


 Office Location
 6026 Forbes Tower

 Office Phone

 E-mail Address
 [email protected]

Academic Appointment

  • Professor


  • PhD, Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

  • MS, Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh

  • BS, Computer Sciences, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Research Interests

For more detailed information about my research and to download papers or software, please go to the Health And Rehabilitation Informatics website

  • Telehealth. Our research focuses on developing software platforms that can be used to deliver various health care services, education, and the facilitation of research collaboration over distance.

  • Health Information and Data Mining. The primary thrust of this research is developing methods to combine advanced technology and health information to improve the health outcome of the community.

  • Accessibility of the Web and Health Information Technology.

Selected Publications

  • Parmanto, B. and Hackett, S. (2010) “A Case Study Examination of the Impact of Lawsuits on Website Accessibility,” Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology (in press), early online:

  • Parmanto, B., Saptono, A., Pramana, G., Pulantara, W., Schein, R., Schmeler, M., McCue, M., Bienza, D. (2010); “VISYTER: Versatile and Integrated System for Telerehab,” Telemedicine and E-Health. Nov 2010; 16(9):1-6.

  • Pancoska, P., Buch, S., Cecchetti, A., Parmanto, B., Vecchio, M., Groark, S., Paulsen, S., Bardwell, G., Morton, C., Chester, A., Branch, R. A. (2009), “Family and Social Networks with Obesity and Diabetes Type II in Rural Appalachia,” Clinical Translational Science. Volume 2, Issue 6, 413-421

  • Parmanto, B., Saptono, A., Murthi, R., Safos, C, and Lathan, C. (2008) “Secure Telemonitoring System for Delivering Telerehabilitation Therapy to Enhance Children's Communication Function to Home,” Journal of Telemedicine and E-Health. Nov;14(9):905-911.

  • Parmanto, B., Paramita, M., Sugiantara, W., Pramana, G., Scotch, M., and Burke, D.S. (2008) “Spatial and multidimensional visualization of Indonesia's village health statistics,” International Journal of Health Geographics. 2008 Jun 11;7(1):30.

  • Schein, R.M., Schmeler, M.R., Brienza, D., Saptono, A., and Parmanto, B. (2008) "Development of a service delivery protocol used for remote wheelchair consultation via telerehabilitation," Journal of Telemedicine and E-Health, Nov;14(9):932-8.

  • Parmanto, B. and Saptono, A. (2008) "Telerehabilitation: State of the Art from Informatics Perspective," International Journal on Telerehabilitation, Vol.1, No.1: 73-84

  • Parmanto, B., Ferrydiansyah, R., Saptono, A., Song, L, Sugiantara, I. & Hackett, S. (2006) “Accessibility Summarization & Simplification in a Template-Based Web Transcoder,” (Invited Paper) Journal of Web Engineering, Vol. 5, No (4), pp 348-366.

  • Scotch, M. and Parmanto, B. (2005) “Development of a Numerical-Spatial Decision Support System for Community Health Assessment Research: Spatial OLAP Visualization and Analysis Tools (SOVAT),” International Journal of Medical Informatics. Vol 75, No 10-11, pp: 771-784.

  • Parmanto, B. and Zeng (2005) "Metric for Web Accessibility Evaluation," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Volume 56, No, 13, November 2005, pp 1394-1404.

  • Hackett, S., Parmanto, B., & Zeng, X. (2004). "Accessibility of Internet websites through time," ACM SIGACCESS Accessibility and Computing.(77-78), pp. 32-39.

  • Parmanto, B., Munro, P.W., and Doyle, H.R. (1996) "Reducing Variance of A Committee Prediction with Resampling Techniques," Connection Science Journal. Vol 8, No 3 &4, pp. 405-427.

Courses Recently Taught

  • HRS-2422 Object-Oriented and Web Programming

  • HRS-2423 Information Technology in Healthcare

  • HRS-2424 Database Systems in Healthcare

  • HRS-3000 Doctoral Seminar (Weekly Journal Club in the area of health and rehabilitation informatics)

  • HRS-2434 Data Analysis in Healthcare

Biographical Profile

  • Bambang Parmanto is an associate professor of health information management and biomedical informatics at the University of Pittsburgh. His has worked in the fields of telehealth, health information and data mining, and accessibility of the Web. He leads the Health and Rehabilitation Informatics (HARI) research group within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. He is active in the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Within AHIMA, he has chaired the Research Committee.

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Poster Award, American Medical Informatics Association 2006 Spring Congress, MyHealthBits: Advanced Personal Health Records.

  • Best paper award, World Wide Web Conference, Web for Accessibility. Chiba, Japan, May, 2005

  • Jan 2006–Dec 2006; MyHealthBits: Advanced Personal Health Record, Microsoft Research, $50,000 + software + equipment. Role: Principal Investigator.

  • Dec 2004–Nov 2008: Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Telerehabilitaton; National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) # , $4.3 Million. Roles: Task Principal Investigator for one of the six tasks, and Co-investigator in another task.

  • Jan 2003–Dec 2007: Information Technology for Independence, National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) # H133A021916, $1.5 Million. Role: Principal Investigator.

  • Sept 2002–Sept 2006; Transcoding Gateway to the Internet for Visually Impaired and Mobile Users, National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) #42-60-02013, $490.000. Role: Principal Investigator.

External Service and Assignments

  • Appointed as Faculty Associate to the Pennsylvania House of Representative’s Legislative Office for Research Liaison, 2005–present.