Thursday, October 01, 2015

#ConsumerSummit15 – Engaging Underserved and Minority Communities with Health IT

Engaging Underserved and Minority Communities with Health IT

Realtime notes from the ONC Consumer Summit aththe Hilton in Washington DC.

Moderator: Elizabeth Cohn, Ph.D RN (@ElizabethCohn)

Angela Diop – Unity System Health Care (@AngelaDiop)

Suzanne Bakken, Columbia University (@CU_Nursing)

Kelly Brititain, Michigan State University

How do we explode the myths that the underserved are not interested in access to their health information

With minority and underserved populations look at Mobile First solutions.

How much do we really understand the social determinants of Health?

What has been seen:
– Not everyone has smartphones
– adoption in using a portal is growing.
– Women are more engaged

  • Designing FOR and WITH the target audience yields better adoption
  • How do you engage the consumer to get them where THEY WANT to be.

Whether patient or Provider you have to engage them in design. When you do this adoption and culture change happens faster than you expect.

Visualization – less is not always more. Often people want more information.

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MaMrk Scrimshire

IT and Health Data Ninja

Mark is available for challenging assignments at the intersection of Health and Technology using Big Data, Mobile and Cloud Technologies. If you need help to move, or create, your health applications in the cloud let’s talk.
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