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Wednesday, April 18 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Overcoming Barriers to Health Information Technology Adoption

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This panel will consider different approaches to engaging underserved patients with health information technology. Three case studies will be reviewed in depth:  Use of community health workers and partnerships with local digital inclusion advocates in Cleveland, OH; working in community health facilities in San Francisco, CA, and training hospitalized patients in Columbus, OH.

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Anupama Cemballi

Program Analyst, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
After graduating from Case Western Reserve University with a bachelors in Medical Anthropology and a masters in Bioethics in May 2017, I started working at UCSF's Center for Vulnerable Populations at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. As a Program Analyst, I work with... Read More →
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Jennifer Hefner

Assistant Professor, Ohio State University
I study healthcare transformation in response to new information technologies. I am currently conducting a research study on how patients and providers would like to learn about engaging with secure electronic messaging through a patient portal.
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Adam Perzynski

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology, MetroHealth and CWRU
Dr. Perzynski is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Sociology in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy at MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University. His research methods expertise ranges from focus groups and ethnography to psychometrics and structural equation modelling... Read More →
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Cynthia Sieck

Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University
Dr. Sieck has 20+ years conducting health services research. Her current work focuses on the interaction of health information technology and patient engagement. She will speak about the use o f HIT to engage patients in health care and the need for training to address diverse patient... Read More →