Here is the information about this upcoming workshop:
As hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices struggle with questions related to the use of mobile devices, mHealth Initiative offers a one-day policy working session:
Policy Workshop for Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices in Healthcare
10 am – 4 pm – June 21, 2011 – Boston, MA
This is a hands-on workshop in which participants will share their concerns, experiences, and plans for addressing the issues of practical implementation and integration of mobile phones, tablets, and other mDevices in the healthcare setting. The emphasis will be on practical approaches and actual experiences. Topics will include:
* Under what conditions should clinicians’ use of mDevices (smartphones, tablets, etc.) be encouraged? (Addressing such issues as benefits, ownership, and personal use)
* Should specific devices/apps be recommended or mandated? Should others be banned? Who makes these decisions? What needs to be done to create an inventory?
* How can security and privacy measures be established? How can you guarantee HIPAA compliance? What must be done and what is optional?
* What policies need to be implemented?
* How should new ways of patient communication be managed?
* How can new communication systems be used for marketing provider services?
* What can be done to integrate mHealth applications into your HIS/EMR system?
* Other issues raised by registrants.
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 10 am to 4 pm. Sponsor: mHealth Initiative
Workshop chair: C. Peter Waegemann, President, mHealth Initiative
Where: Fisher College, 118 Beacon Street, 4th Floor, Room 41, Boston, MA. Parking available at Boston Common Garage. There are a number of nearby hotels. Lunch not included but available at college cafeteria.
Fee: $99 per person. Space is limited. Register here.
Who Should Attend?
* C-level executives and their representatives
* HIM specialists
* Privacy officers
* Physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals
* HIT managers
* Others concerned with mHealth implementation
For more information: Claudia Tessier at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-816-7513
With the future of mHealth being extremely bright, but somewhat uncertain in terms of regulation this should be a very interesting workshop.