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Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data

Class Details

This class is a four credit (4 learner hours) online course taught over two weeks in Moodle, with one, 60-minute live session in Webex. The webinar will be recorded and shared in the online course for later viewing.

After you register for the class, you will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to the Moodle course, the enrollment key and webinar information.
You need the enrollment key to access the course in Moodle.
The course will open Monday, November 9.
The live webinar will occur Tuesday, November 10, 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET.

Class Date:
Region/Office: National, PSR
Nov 9, 2020 to Nov 20, 2020
Zoe Pettway Unno, Ph.D., MLIS, Education and Outreach Librarian
Continuing Education Credits: 
This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

The use of health and fitness technology and apps continues to rise as more technology becomes available across various platforms for the consumer market. Consumers overwhelmed with the vast number of choices of devices and apps may turn to their library for help with this decision-making process. In this course, you will develop an understanding of the types of health technology and apps that are available and their uses, how to evaluate the tools, and create programming for library visitors. ​

This class is a four credit (4 learner hours) online course taught over two weeks in Moodle with one, 60-minute live session in Webex.



The learner will be able to:

  • Explain uses of personal health data and its benefit in healthcare decision-making
  • Explain the risks of using consumer technologies to manage personal health data
  • Identify the different types of health apps and devices that people use to collect health data
  • Evaluate health apps for use in personal health data collection
  • Discuss how patients, clinicians, and the general public interact with technology and consume health data
  • Plan programs to support health apps and technology use