5186.0 The Role of Technology in Health Communication

Wednesday, October 29, 2008: 12:30 PM
This session will cover the media consumers use to access health information. Speakers will present on the efficacy of the Internet, telemedicine, e-health tools, virtual technology, and radio in information dissemination. Presenters will also recommend strategies in which these tools can be enhanced to improve patient treatment and health behaviors.
Session Objectives: 1. Be able to identify the various socioeconomic and demographic segments of the population that use new technologies to be a more informed consumer of health information 2. Understand the barriers to using new technology and how to overcome them when disseminating public health information

12:45 PM
Use of internet to access health information: Differences by health status
Magda Shaheen, MD, PhD, MPH, James Smith, MD, Senait Teklehaimanot, MPH and Richard Baker, MD
1:00 PM
Profiling Characteristics of Individual's Using Internet Health Information in Health Care Non-Adherence Decisions
James B. Weaver, PhD, Nancy Thompson, PhD, MPH, Stephanie Sargent Weaver, PhD and Gary L. Hopkins, MD, DrPH, MPH
1:15 PM
Testing innovative approaches for communicating with lay individuals about genetic concepts using virtual reality technology
Kimberly Kaphingst, ScD, Susan Persky, PhD, Christina Lachance, MPH, Cade McCall, MS, Johanna Loewenstein, MPH, Andrew Beall, PhD and James Blascovich, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Public Health Education and Health Promotion
Endorsed by: Genomics Forum

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing