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mHealth: Mobile Technologies to Improve Community Health

This class is intended to provide a fun and informative introduction to and update on emerging technologies and trends. Participants will be able to identify and analyze emerging technologies and their impact on healthcare settings. Consumer health devices are abound, but what impact or potential impact do they have on individual health behavior and the overall health of a community?

This class draws on the latest research and trends to give participants to a big picture look at mHealth, telemedicine, and related issues. Learn about how health systems are beginning to develop or incorporate new technologies for remote patient monitoring and improving clinical care. What laws and policies have been formed to govern these devices (however, this does not constitute legal advice)? This course will also take a close look at community health and the role of mHealth in surveillance and public health interventions.

Resources related to the research of mHealth and telemedicine will be included. There will be instruction around NLM resources such as MedlinePlus, Clinicaltrials.gov, and various mobile-friendly tools developed by the National Library of Medicine or by other centers at the National Institutes of Health. Depending on the resource, there will be guidance given on how to use those tools. 

  • Describe consumer and clinical trends in mHealth adoption
  • Identify potential opportunities and barriers to mHealth implementation
  • Evaluate the usefulness and limitations of several mHealth technologies
Class Length: 
1-3 hours
Course Owner(s):
Brian Leaf, Executive Director
Brian Leaf, Executive Director
Continuing Education:

Eligible for 1, 2, or 3 MLA CE hours.

This class is eligible for Consumer Health Information Specialization continuing education credit awarded by the Medical Library Association.

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