Symposium: E-Patients: The Techno Cultural Revolution of Health Consumers

Saturday, May 22, 2010 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

With the sharp rise in web-informed consumers and today's fast paced communication technology and inclusive health care systems, information is readily available. Many health care systems now offer portable electronic records and electronic prescription services. The technologically savvy generation makes use of tools such as YouTube, blogs, and websites to share experiences in their health care. Yet, with 90 million Americans who do not understand how to read, comprehend, or use health information, will they be left behind in this techno cultural revolution? Net savvy consumers are now active members of their health care team and will be expected to know more than ever before. This symposium will focus on the interaction between technology, culture, and politics. The ethical, social, and privacy issues concerning these new technologies will also be discussed during lunch roundtables using case scenarios. The day will conclude with an interactive session demonstrating new and upcoming technologies such as personal health records and e-health tools.

6 MLA contact hours

$200 MLA members ($385.00 non-members) includes lunch