Date: February 1, 2011
The use of new emerging technologies is changing the landscape of patient care. With so many options available, physicians now have an arsenal of choices to help them teach patients about their health, keep themselves organized and keep office records up-to-date in real time. This three part podcast examines video, mobile and patient portal technologies to see how they are engaging patients and providers like never before.
Today’s patients are more engaged in their health care and looking for faster, more direct access to providers, and this has led to the increased use of portals. Are providers taking full advantage of this new medium? How will adoption increase care, efficiency and productivity?
Bio: Chif Umejei; Project Lead, Clinical Information Systems at New York Presbyterian - Umejei is an IT management professional with extensive healthcare technology experience, including the development of technology solutions for healthcare organizations in both the private and public sector.
Umejei currently serves as an adjunct faculty for the State University of New York, Downstate medical center teaching courses in technology management, consumer and medical informatics. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Baruch College, a Masters from SUNY Downstate, and is currently a Doctoral candidate at University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey (UMDNJ).
With billions of views every month, video has become one of the top forms of communication on the Internet. We’ll explore the various ways that video is being implemented in healthcare and discuss the efficacy of each.
Bio: Tim Jones; CEO, Health Nuts Media – Jones is an Emmy-Award winning producer with more than 20 years of experience. Jones has overseen numerous health literacy projects for companies and organizations such as Starlight Children’s Foundation, The American Academy of Ophthalmology, The Walt Disney Company and many more. A graduate of Pepperdine’s MBA program, Jones is co-author of the top-selling book, “Foundation Flash Cartoon Animation.”
Bio: Ron Pion; Strategic Advisor, Health Nuts Media - Following a successful career in academic medicine, serving on the faculties of the University of Washington and the University of Hawaii, Dr. Pion returned to Los Angeles in 1979 to pursue healthcare telecommunications on a full-time basis. Ron has been involved in the development and production of television/radio and other interactive electronic programming for health care professionals and patients for more than 40 years.
Mobile technology is arguably the most dynamic innovation in healthcare. The influx of “apps,” texting and other mobile capabilities are taking the healthcare world by storm and giving providers greater access to their patient data and office resources, as well as patients. Learn about how providers are using mobile technologies to revolutionize their practices and connect to their patients.
Bio: Neil Versel; Freelance healthcare journalist - Versel specializes in health information technology, healthcare quality, hospital/physician practice management and healthcare finance. As of January 2011, he is a commentator and contributor to MobiHealthNews, after serving for more than a year and a half as freelance editor of FierceHealthIT, FierceEMR and FierceMobileHealthcare. He also contributes to Hospitals & Health Networks, Healthcare IT News, MD Net Guide, Inside Healthcare Computing and has written for numerous other healthcare publications in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including CIO, Medscape’s Business of Medicine, CMIO, the Chicago Sun-Times, Red Herring and the short-lived Chicago edition of BusinessWeek.
In addition, Versel blogs on health information technology at http://clinicalit.blogspot.com.
Greg Gillespie; Editor-in-Chief of Health Data Management - Gillespie has served a variety of editorial roles with Health Data Management over the past decade, including Managing Editor, Senior Editor and News Editor. He previously was the editor of THE INSTITUTE newspaper of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Prior to that he worked for a number of Chicagoland newspapers.