February 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST
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Informatics - Prescribing Medical Apps to Patients
Learning Objectives: Identify current medical uses of apps in addition to medical reference which can be used by patients to improve or manage their health; to include healthy lifestyle, disease monitoring, measurement of adherence, disease management, research, and data collection. Identify reasons for prescribing apps to patients, including the benefits and barriers to prescribing apps to patients. Describe how some practices and healthcare institutions are currently prescribing apps to patients and using the data collected by these apps. Describe the FDA oversight of medical apps and devices that communicate with smartphone apps. List HIPAA and security considerations for smartphone app usage by patients. Describe ways EMRs are developing apps for patients and integrate data from other apps. How this technology will evolve healthcare.