Lisa Neal Gualtieri, Ph.D has emailed to let me know about this interesting course Tuft’s is offering:
Enroll in the Tufts Summer Institute on Web Strategies for Health Communication, http://webstrategiesforhealth.com/, to learn how you can help healthcare organizations develop and implement Web strategies to drive the success of their online presence. Healthcare organizations are faced with an ever evolving choice of Web technologies that make it challenging to create a coherent and justifiable Web strategy. At the Tufts Summer Institute, you will learn how to select, use, manage, and evaluate the effectiveness of Web technologies for health communication.
Learn from Tufts faculty and distinguished guest speakers how to:
• Use the Web to communicate with and connect to patients.
• Develop a coherent and justifiable Web strategy for health communication.
• Select and manage Web 2.0 technologies to create a Web presence that provides a rich user experience.
• Accelerate your online presence through the use of social media sites and tools such as Facebook, twitter, ning, and WordPress.
• Employ research-based methodologies such as persona development and formative evaluation to increase the effectiveness and reduce the risk of Web development projects.
• Learn the best practices employed by leading health Web sites including WebMD.com, MayoClinic.com, CDC.gov, TuDiabetes.com, WeightWatchers.com, Livestrong.org, CureTogether.com, Roadback.org, and ABC News Health.
Web Strategies for Health Communication runs July 19-24, 2009. The course meets at the Tufts University School of Medicine campus in Boston from Sunday, July 19, from 5-8 p.m. and on Monday-Friday, July 20-24, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. It is offered through the Health Communication Program at Tufts University School of Medicine.
Enroll in the Summer Institute at http://webstrategiesforhealth.com/. Registration costs $900 before June 19 and $1000 after.
Dr Mo Al-Ubaydli is helping organise a very interesting looking conference at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on May 19th.
Improving patient care with the EPR
Louise Liang, MD
SVP forQuality andClinical Systems Support
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, USA
Director Healthcare and Life Sciences
Dr Lola Ruiz
HP Healthcare, Spain
Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli
CEO, Patients Know Best
Technology transformation in clinical practice
Head of ICT Helsebygg Midt Norge
Prof John Morgan
Professor of Cardiac Rhythm Management,
Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust
Prof Ricky Richardson
Consultant Paediatrician and Visiting Professor
of eHealth at Imperial College and VP, International
Society for Telemedicine and ehealth
CEO, South East Coast Ambulance Service
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Medicine 2.0 conference in Toronto Canada is now accepting submissions for abstracts and panel presentations. Abstract submission deadline is May 15th 2009. Submit your proposal here.
There are also two prizes for best abstract, the IMIA Medicine 2.0 Award and the JMIR Medicine 2.0 Award. Click here for more information.
Prof. Jim Warren, Chair in Health Informatics at the University of Auckland has been blogging from HIMSS 09 in Chicago:
It’s the world’s largest health software exhibit; and it looks it, too. More than once I was simply lost in the acres of vendor booths, and equally felt a surge of vertigo when looking out over the forest of vendor banners – Siemens, Perot Systems, Allscripts, etc., etc., etc. Somehow the vertigo seems to increase after they start giving away drinks around 4.30pm.
Nonetheless, the opportunity for hours of back-to-back demos, all in one spot, is just wonder and so informative. Before talking about personal highlights from the demos, I might mention a couple of the keynote presentations.
If you want technical presentations that take you to the leading edge of methods of information in medicine, go to the AMIA Annual Symposium, not HIMSS. For glitz and big names in the plenaries, however, HIMSS has AMIA beat to the nth degree.
So, who’s blogging from HIMSS09 in Chicago?
Apart from Karen, bloggers around the world are covering the event. There are several ways to scan the blogosphere for HIMSS goodies:
Here’s a selection of blog posts from the past 24 hours or so. Lots of talk about achy feet and general buzz around at HIMSS this year. Could it be something to do with the Obama Stimulus Package??
Matthew Holt from the Healthcare Blog
Mr Histalk (and Inga)
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn from Health Populi
Ben from TempDev
Business Technology Blog
John from Chilmark Research
Ben Mehling from Medsphere
Dr Joe Kim
Shelly from Legacy Data Access
Microsoft’s Bill Crounse
Tim J Edwards
Dr Karen Day from the University of Auckland’s National Institute for Health Innovation is blogging her experiences from HIMSS 09 in Chicago: http://nihi.net.nz/