142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Opportunities for Improving Patient Empowerment & Experience and Workforce Development

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
The purpose of this panel presentation is to describe the potential of virtual support groups to promote patient information seeking and improve self-care, decision making, and clinical trial involvement. Also called “online patient communities,” virtual support groups have increased along with the proliferation of social media channels and take many forms, including: stand alone, dedicated, general, specific, free, and fee based.
Session Objectives: Identify benefits of virtual support groups for patients and caregivers beyond typical social support mechanisms. Describe care models and industry initiatives that promote patient self-management of chronic illnesses. Demonstrate a basic understanding of learning communities and how they function
Diane Adams, MD, MPH, CHS-III and Jayfus Doswell, PhD

Empowering Patients Through the Use of Self-Management Apps
Terri Schreiber, MS, Medical Informatics

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Organized by: Health Informatics Information Technology Center (HIIT Center)