275094 Invited Empowering Patients Through The Use of Contemporary Health Information Dissemination Strategies

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Brenda A. Leath, MHSA, PMP , National Consortium for African American Children, Washington, DC
Ernest Carter, MD, MPH , Physician Informatician, WESTAT, Rockville, MD
Amelia Burke, MA , Health Communications, Westat, Rockville, MD
Promoting the adoption of comparative effectiveness research (CER)-informed strategies and practices in diverse communities is essential to advance efforts aimed at achieving health equity and patient centered care for all. This must be done in conjunction with the use of effective strategies for disseminating interventions, health information and data—all of which are important elements for achieving patient centered care. On the horizon are new generations of EHRs, PHRs, mobile Apps, cloud-based data repositories, interactive remote monitoring devices, digital transport systems, social media applications, and more. Presenters describe how selected telehealth and social media technologies can offer responsive solutions that facilitate patient centeredness and personalized health care as a result of their ability to serve dually as interventions and dissemination tools. Illustrative examples are presented of blended traditional and contemporary technologies that have been tailored to address a range of needs that are unique to individual and groups of patients. Highlights of how combinations of technologies can be used to create novel venues for patient support, information exchange, and tools that support patient self-management and promote empowerment. Shared perspectives will be encouraged around the utility of selected applications that can be used to: 1) improve provider practices, 2) bridge patient/provider communications, and 3) support various functions such as health education, health promotion, disease management, shared decision-making, and monitoring health outcomes.

Learning Areas:
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
Discuss emerging trends in telehealth and social media applications that facilitate patient centeredness and personalized health care. Explain how telehealth and social media can be used to promote health equity among racial and ethnic minority populations by serving in dual capacities as an intervention or dissemination tool. Describe how social media and teleheath applications can be used to as facilitators of practice change among patients and providers.

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

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