142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Open-Wear Platform: Addressing Health Disparities in Health Enterprise Zones using Wearable Telehealth and Health Informatics Platforms Part II

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Wearable technologies are becoming increasingly popular in the consumer market, and they hold great promise for healthcare delivery. They are also potentially significant in the nation’s quest to reduce health disparities and improve health equity. This session will examine how such technology - informed by well-reasoned legislation and public policy - can impact the reduction of health disparities and the improvement of health equity among vulnerable populations.
Session Objectives: Discuss the need to survey populations to capture their unique requirements and desires before developing innovative consumer telehealth and other health informatics interventions. Describe the Juxtopia® Imhotep Open-Wear platform and its capability of developing low-cost, easy to use, and easily accessible wearable telehealth interventions for populations adversely impacted by health disparities (e.g., Health Enterprise Zones). Describe how wearable telehealth interventions may effectively prevent illness, injury, and disease outside traditional healthcare settings while significantly decreasing overall healthcare costs.

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