#HITedu Chat: Engaging Patients in Mobile Health Design

Twitter Chat with Elizabeth Zampino
Mobile health applications, part of the larger e-health movement, are programs uploaded onto mobile devices like smartphones or tablets. Providers use mobile health apps for things like clinical decision support, to reference or research information, and monitor, follow up and communicate with patients. Patients use a variety of mobile health apps including those prescribed by their providers and those that help them manage their health independently. It’s a growing segment of the health IT market. Mobile health applications captured $1.3 billion in global venture capital funding this past year, much of that spent in the US. Regardless of all the hype and investment, patient engagement and effective use have been slower than many expected. Many of those involved in the…

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#HITedu: Twitter Chat Topics & Thoughts with Host Amy Landry

MSIN Twitter Chat
If you build it, they will come? Not so much in health IT. Many health IT implementations have not succeeded because of one simple flaw: the software was either created, installed, or rolled out (often all three) with little clinical workflow in mind. As educators, how do we ensure that students and those new to the health IT field are prepared to bridge the gap between the technical and clinical sides of the health informatics spectrum? We discussed this topic during our #HITedu chat on February 14th, 2017. Meet our Twitter Chat host – Amy Landry, MS-HPM Our host was Amy Landry (no relation to former Program Director Megan Landry), known on Twitter as @amyinmaine. Amy is the owner…

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Essential Skills for Today and Tomorrow’s Health Informaticists

Health informaticist in action
The field of health informatics is growing ten times faster than healthcare jobs overall, and accounts for the ninth largest share of all healthcare job postings. Big data, electronic records, and value-based payment are just some of the things pushing demand for health informaticists. But while the opportunities are plentiful and growing, many students, job seekers and employers lack a full understanding of what these professionals actually do and the skills they need to be successful. So what do they do and what skills and training should health informaticists have? Two Points of View on the Field of Health Informatics We thought we’d get some perspectives from a couple people working in the field. We talked with a physician informaticist…

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Health Informatics #HITedu Twitter Chat

Health Informatics Twitter Chat #HITedu
UNE Online launched a #HITedu Twitter Chat to connect students, educators, employers, employees, policy makers, patients, and others with a vested interest in health informatics education, training and jobs. We held our chat on January 10, 2017 at 12pm EST using the hashtag #HITedu on Twitter. Big data, machine learning, predictive analytics, quality measurement, MACRA, population health, telemedicine – these are just a handful of the terms used in health informatics related course and job descriptions. The field of Health Informatics is moving so fast, that keeping pace with the demand for skilled workers requires constant communication between the education and employment sectors. And what’s more real-time than Twitter? Twitter Chat topics: Q: Many employers say there are more health…

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Health Informatics Twitter Chat recap - catch up on what you missed!

Health Informatics Twitter Chat Recap
If you wanted to join our Health Informatics Twitter Chat on November 29th, 2016 but couldn’t, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a list of the top questions received during the chat along with our answers. The chat served as an informal Q&A for prospective students to ask questions about the program, curriculum and the admissions process prior to the December 5th spring term admission deadline. We fielded questions from numerous curious tweeters on the Graduate Certificate in Health Informatics and the Master of Science in Health Informatics. A selection of the questions can be seen below. Q. Do I need letters of recommendation? Do I need to take the GRE to apply? A. No, the GRE is not needed.…

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