CHIP Lecture - Schumpeter's gale: How social trends, consumer electronics, and the liberation of data are forcing change in healthcare

The rapid pace of technology innovation and deployment over the past quarter century has had dramatic impact on the dissemination of health information and the practice of health care. While initially slow to embrace, doctors are now increasingly using the web for email conversations with patients, appointment scheduling and delivery of lab results, fostered by patient-centric care models.

When Feb 06, 2013
from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM
Where Health Sciences Library room 328
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Contact Phone 919-962-0182
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Using mobile technologies to more rapidly and accurately assess and modify behavior, biological states and contextual variables has great potential to transform medical research. Recent advances in mobile technologies and the ubiquitous nature of these technologies in daily life (e.g., smart phones, sensors) have created opportunities for research applications that were not previously possible (e.g., simultaneously assessing behavioral, physiological, and psychological states in the real world and in real-time). The use of mobile technology affords numerous methodological advantages over traditional methods, including reduced memory bias, the ability to capture time-intensive longitudinal data, date- and time-stamped data, and the potential for personalizing information in real-time. However, challenges in mobile health (or mHealth) research exist. Importantly, much of the work being done in mHealth arises from single disciplines without integration of the behavioral, social sciences, clinical research, and technical fields. Without integration, mobile technologies will not be maximally effective.

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