Thursday, November 7, 2013

HIT for Consumers in Communities of Color: Strategies to "Leapfrog" Disparities in Access, Adoption and Use

his webinar is the third in a 2013 series that highlights the impact of HIT on the underserved and health disparities. The National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved (NHIT) works in partnership with organizations and individuals to assure that providers and consumers, with a focus on communities of color, benefit from HIT advances and resources. The November 15th webinar is co-sponsored by NHIT and the following organizations: National Medical Association and National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians.

This event will focus on emerging trends within communities of color with respect to access to, as well as adoption and use of computer technologies and applications. These trends, which are described in a literature review/environmental scan prepared by NHIT, present new opportunities to close the digital divide, improve health and eliminate persistent disparities. Available data which document greater use of mobile technologies in communities of color portend prospects to "leapfrog" people of color toward the front of the line with respect to HIT adoption and use. Panelist will discuss these trends, identify barriers and recommend strategies to achieve "cutting edge" results.  

  • Understand current patterns/trends for HIT access, adoption and use in COCs
  • Identify barriers to engagement among people of color
  • Discuss strategies/options to overcome these barriers
  • Learn about promising/best practices to engage consumers of color in HIT
  • Present and discuss recommendations to build on current trends and successes

  • Danielle Brooks, Policy/Research Consultant, NHIT

  • Ruth Perot, Managing Director, NHIT
  • Cynthia Solomon, President, Follow Me, Inc.
  • Thomas Maguire, Director, Public Policy, Verizon Communications
  • Ho Tran, MD, President/CEO, National Council of Asian Pacific Islander Physicians; Member, NHIT National Advisory Council
Webinar Registration Information: 
HIT for Consumers in Communities of Color: Strategies to "Leapfrog" Disparities in Access, Adoption and Use

Date: Friday, November 15th, 2013
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Eastern Standard Time 
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  2. During the registration process you will be requested to enter your name and email address.
  3. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. The email will include both the link to join the Webinar, as well as the Call In number / Access Code.
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Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Luis Belen, Senior Consultant
1629 K Street, NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006

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