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Digital health technologies to improve the exchange of health information for people with communication disability


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Recent developments in e-health and mobile health technologies have sharpened our focus on how information communication technologies could help people to build up a repository of essential information that can be shared across approved providers online. Using personal e-health records could mean that patients gain control over the storage and sharing of their health information, and this is expected to improve quality and safety in health care, enhance person-centred care, and ultimately improve health. Barriers and facilitators to using e-health systems raise many issues relating to health literacy, digital literacy, legal literacy, and computer literacy that have implications for people with communication disability and their families and service providers alike. In this talk, Bronwyn will consider ways that people with communication disability might be better supported to create and share their own health information using digital health technologies. The talk will start with a ‘power tweeting’ tutorial, using #HemsleySSP so bring your laptop or mobile device/phone to take part.

About the speaker

Dr Bronwyn Hemsley is an Associate Professor in speech pathology at The University of Newcastle, Australia, with a research and clinical interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Dysphagia, and the use of Information Communication Technology. She has almost thirty years clinical experience in Australia and the UK. Her visit to the UK in 2017 is supported by the University of Newcastle Special Studies Program and hosting universities, as she’s investigating the use of digital technologies to advance the science in the field of severe communication disability. When she’s not walking, cycling, or swimming, or sometimes even while she is, you can find her showing anyone in arms reach how to use Twitter strategically. You can keep in touch with Bronwyn throughout her tour of the UK by following @bronwynhemsley and the tag #HemsleySSP


17:30 - Registration
18:00 - Power tweeting tutorial
18:30 - Bronwyn Presents lecture
19:30 - Refreshments and Networking
20:30 - Close

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5.30pm - 8.30pmMonday 9th October 2017

B200 University Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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