3402.0 Using Web-Based Technology to Improve Community Health

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
The internet has revolutionized access to information and information sharing, profoundly affecting all aspects of society including health information. This session will discuss different aspects of the impact and use of the internet to improve health care delivery. We will begin with an description of an innovative program that uses internet and other computer technology in a comprehensive health education program associated with a school-based health center in New York City’s Harlem community. Representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will discuss a new web-based resource designed to provide tools, materials, and other resources to improve the quality of care community health programs in diverse settings and populations. We will have presentations on the use of web-based technology to coordinate care and track patient use of preventive health care services for uninsured patients, and on the use of this technology to improve referral management and patient registration at mental health agencies. Finally, we will discuss the webinar training for public health practitioners.
Session Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will be better able to: Discuss how the internet and other technologies can enhance the student health education learning experiences Identify and assess specific improvements for a web based system Discuss the value of an electronic referral system to link primary care providers with specialists Recognize the need for improved information access for public health practitioners
Rena G. Boss-Victoria, DrPH,APN,MSN,RN-

4:45 PM
Evaluating CDC's Newest Web – Based Resource for Community Health Practice
Joseph Benitez, MPH, Rosie Bretthauer - Mueller, BA and Pattie Tucker, DrPH, RN
5:15 PM
A custom web-based application designed to coordinate care for the uninsured in Lane County, Oregon
Heidi Hascall, MA, Erin C. Owen, MPH, Susan E. Stearns, MBA, MA, Christopher Ebert, BS, Tom Hambly, RN and Michael R. Tripp, MD

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Organized by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development

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