5162.3 Global Health Informatics Capacity Building and Disease Surveillance 2

Wednesday, November 10, 2010: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Global Health Informatics refers to the application of information and communication technologies to improve health in low-resource settings. The diversity of these technologies, which include the use of online health resources; electronic health records (EHRs); radio frequency identification (RFID); interactive voice response systems; and other mobile devices provide a significant means to manage and deliver public health services.. This roundtable discussion will demonstrate both the effectiveness and utility of these technologies in areas such as chronic disease management for teens; care for those diagnosed with schizophrenia; treatment for depression; access to prostate cancer treatment; and the way it can be used for community-based participatory research. Presenters will focus on the lessons learned in the field on the acquisition and implementation of these technologies and how to advance the area of Global Health Informatics further. Studies on technology development in countries such as Latin America will demonstrate the far-reaching effect of health information technology, while emphasizing its significant effect both on public health and in the reduction of health disparities. Presenters will also examine best practices in the development of these technologies, and how to further the field of Global Health Informatics by showcasing how their adoption empowers providers, epidemiologists and public health officials by providing accurate, real-time information at the point-of-care that allows for more effective interventions and treatment protocols.
Session Objectives: 1. Explain the field of Global Health Informatics and how it relates to public health 2. Explain how technologies within the field of Global Health Informatics can help with such conditions such as prostate cancer treatment and depression. 3. Demonstrate the effectiveness and utility of these technologies and how they help advance the field of health informatics information technology.

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Online health resource use in teens with chronic disease: Behaviors, barriers and benefits
Deena Chisolm, PhD, Lauren Johnson and Ann Scheck McAlearney, PhD
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Access to Prostate Cancer Treatment: The Contribution of Race, Psychological Characteristics, and Cultural Factors
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, PhD, Benita Weathers, MPH, Brandon Mahler, BA, Ernestine Delmoor, MPH, James Coyne, PhD, Thomas Ten Have, PhD and David Lee, MD
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Communicating community-based participatory research findings to non-scientific communities: Lessons learned from the Community Networks Program (CNP)
Timothy Willis, PhD, John Foster-Bey, MPA, MBA, Tiffani Jeffries, BA, Lynn Disney, PhD, JD, MPH, Marcia Salazar, MS, Leslie Cooper, PhD,MPH,BSN,RN and Emmanuel A. Taylor, MSc, DrPH

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology
Endorsed by: Asian Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health