E-Patient Symposium

Haven’t decided which CE to attend at the upcoming Medical Library Association meeting? Consider attending the E-Patient Symposium. The Symposium provides 6 MLA CE contact hours and counts towards the Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS).

E-Patients: The Techno-cultural Revolution of Health Consumers
Saturday, May 22, 2010, 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
With the sharp rise in web-informed consumers and today’s fast paced communication technology and inclusive health care systems, information is readily available. Many health care systems now offer portable electronic records and electronic prescription services. The technologically savvy generation makes use of tools such as YouTube, blogs, and websites to share experiences in their health care. Yet, with 90 million Americans who do not understand how to read, comprehend, or use health information, will they be left behind in this techno-cultural revolution?

Net savvy consumers are now active members of their health care team and will be expected to know more than ever before. This symposium will focus on the interaction among technology, culture, and politics. The ethical, social, and privacy issues concerning these new technologies will also be discussed during lunch roundtables using case scenarios. The day will conclude with an interactive session demonstrating new and upcoming technologies such as personal health records and e-health tools.

Speakers: Lisa Gualtieri, adjunct clinical professor, Tufts University School of Medicine, and editor-in-chief, eLearn Magazine; Regina Holliday, E-patient, caregiver, and medical advocate; ePatient Dave, Dave deBronkart, patient empowerment advocate; Janet M. Schneider, chief, library service, James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital; Adam Szerencsy, Clinical Director for the MyChart-MyHealth project, and Taneya Koonce, assistant director, Eskind Biomedical Library, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Additional information is on the symposium website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/epatientsymposium/.    
Sponsored by the National Library of Medicine; National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern Atlantic Region; Hospital Libraries Section, MLA; and Federal Libraries Section, MLA.

6 MLA contact hours
$200 MLA members ($385.00 non-members); includes lunch

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