Consumer Technology to Manage Personal Health Data
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
Upon successful completion of this class, each participant will receive 4 hours of continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association. Certificates will be available upon completion of class assignments, including course evaluation. This course qualifies for CHIS Levels 1 and 2.
2. Know the Health Consumer
4. Evaluation of Health Information
7. Technology and Health
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