4192.0 Addressing Healthcare Disparities in Information Technology

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 12:30 PM
Innovative research will be presented regarding how health informatics and information technology (HIIT) can be used to eliminate health disparities. Presentations will highlight HIIT applications and strategies to achieving health parity through culturally competent healthcare, research, and interventions targeting underserved and vulnerable populations.
Session Objectives: 1) Understand recommendations and strategies for disseminating public health information, and collecting and reporting data among vulnerable populations. 2) Identify seven principles of a training tool for culturally appropriate guidelines to conducting community-based participatory research, particularly that which focuses on cancer control, and African Americans. Consider previous literature and identify new technology-based methods, and policies for which health information technology can be applied to eliminate health disparities. 3) Understand the Office of Minority Health's strategy for health information technology and underserved populations.
Tracy M. Hilliard, MPH, PhD

12:30 PM
12:50 PM
Cultural & Contextual Specificity: National Black Leadership Initiative on Cancer's (NBLIC) Community Based Participatory Research Guiding Principles
Selina A. Smith, PhD, MDiv, Daniel Blumenthal, MD, MPH, Joyce Q. Sheats, BSN, MPH, Sandra J. Hamilton, RN, FNP, MEd and David Satcher, MD, PhD
1:10 PM
Using Technology to Improve Minority Health
Garth N. Graham, MD, MPH, Miryam Gerdine, MPH, Mark Goh and Rochelle Rollins, PhD

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus