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Wednesday, April 18 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Digital inclusion and Health: Why it matters and what can be done

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This panel will make the case for consideration of digital skills and access as social determinants of health.  Panelists will examine different approaches to identifying and addressing digital inclusion gaps in health care and community settings. The needs of rural and urban WIC participants will be highlighted, and examples will be presented of adult literacy organization partnerships and of a comprehensive health-system wide effort to engage both hospitalized and clinic patients in digital health technology.

Speakers
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Maria Brancazio

Health System Informatics Manager, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Maria Brancazio, MS, RHIA, has worked in healthcare information technology for 15+ years. Her experience with electronic medical records and patient portal management will provide attendees with an understanding of the shift towards patient engagement and the increasing importanc... Read More →
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Jill Castek

Associate Professor, University of Arizona
Jill Castek and Kathy Harris are long time collaborators who examine the relationship between digital literacies and health. Kathy and Jill will discuss the digital literacies acquisition process and ways to support new-to-computer-users to more fully access health information an... Read More →
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Julie Reeder

Research Analyst, Oregon WIC program
Julie Reeder, Ph.D., MPH, CHES is the Senior Research Analyst with the State of Oregon WIC Program. In her 15 years in the position she has conducted multiple mixed methods studies that have explored the influence of peer counselors and changes to the WIC food packages on long te... Read More →
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Amy Sheon

Exec Dir, Urban Health Initiative, Case Western Reserve University
Amy has 20+ years experience working on population health, health disparities and social determinants of health. She will discuss how a digital inclusion approach can help health care systems increase patient engagement, address social determinants of health, reduce health dispa... Read More →



Wednesday April 18, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am
HIMSS C, 4th Floor 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA