3227.0 Addressing Electronic Health Information Technology for People With Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Monday, November 9, 2009: 12:30 PM
In the best of times, meeting the health and health care needs of the disability community is a major challenge. During a catastrophe as significant as Katrina, these challenges are magnified many times over. This session seeks to understand the potential for alleviating these obstacles via HIT approaches.
Session Objectives: *Describe specific and special health needs of people with disabilities as compared with those without disabling conditions. *Discuss the cautions that must be used in incorporating health information technology in the provision of health services for at-risk populations, especially people with disabilities.
Brenda A. Leath, MHSA,PMP

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)