3348.0 Role of HIIT: Health Disparities in Minority Communities

Monday, October 31, 2011: 2:30 PM
Communities of color are sometimes vulnerable to resource constraints, and therefore susceptible to health inequities not prevalent in other populations. This sessions seeks to examine how emerging technologies are changing the way HIT captures and reports outcomes data, and improves outcomes. The Affordable Care Act anticipated these challenges, and has provisions that will measure the impact of HIT adoption on rural and minority communities.
Session Objectives: After this session, participants should be able to: 1. outline challenges to reducing health care disparities via HIT adoption 2. list emerging technologies that have demonstrated promise in reducing disparities across diverse communities.
Diane L. Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III
Christopher Williams, MPH, CPEHR, CPHI

2:30 PM
Electronic information exchange to improve community health outcomes: Engaging citizen voices in ethical tradeoffs
J. Eline Garrett, JD, Jenny Ostergren, MPH, Marguerite Robinson, MAR, MA and Barbara Koenig, PhD
2:50 PM
Shrinking America to deliver integrated healthcare
Philip Weintraub, MSc, Public Health, DLSHTM and John Ellingson, MBA
3:30 PM
Role of Health Information Technology in Decreasing Health Disparities in Communities of Color
Christopher Williams, MPH, CPEHR, CPHI, Rick Blake, CPHIMS and M. Christopher Gibbons, MD, MPH

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