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Digital Health Technologies: Digital Health Symposium (2/23/2018)

Using digital health in healthcare, research, and education. Information on work/research being done here at UNC-Chapel Hill.

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Logo for the Digital Health SymposiumThe First Annual Health Technology Symposium was held at the UNC Health Sciences  Library on February 23, 2018. The theme of the event was “Digital Health Everywhere”, and the symposium spanned a wide range of digital health topics. Speakers included UNC researchers, students, and library staff, as well as representatives from industry, government, and non-profits. Topics ranged from app development for different user groups, novel devices for research, ethics in digital health work, and more.

Digital health is a growing area of research, clinical care, and education. New devices, mobile apps, software, and data sources are radically changing all of these areas as we move to the future of medicine. Traditional health technology hasn’t always included areas like the humanities and social sciences, the international context, cultural differences, and the interplay between academic work and the world of industry and government. The symposium sought to explore these areas, showcasing the library’s efforts in the field, and encouraging the expanded definition of digital health.

Slide presentations, most available as Adobe PDF files, have been linked below.

Opening Remarks

Elaine Westbrooks, MLIS
Vice Provost of University Libraries & University Librarian
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Javed Mostafa, PhD
Director, Carolina Health Informatics Program
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Slides from presentation

Heart Rate Variability For Monitoring Mind And Body

Jason Moore
CEO, Elite HRV
Slides from presentation

Augmented Reality Games for UNC Children’s Hospital

Richard Preston Hobbs III, MD
Director, UNC School of Medicine Technology in Medical Education Program
Director, Medical Student Education in Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine, Academic Hospitalist
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Madison Walls
Project Manager, UNC Emerging Technologies Lab

Slides from presentation

Digital Health Rhetoric, a Patient’s Perspective

Sarah Singer
PhD Candidate
Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Slides from presentation

NC Farmworker Health Assessment Application

Allison Lipscomb, MPH
Farmworker Health Program Data Specialist
NC DHHS Office of Rural Health

Slides from presentation

New Frontiers of Digital Health Research

Robert Furberg, MBA | PhD
Senior Clinical Informaticist & Research Technologist
RTI International

Slides from presentation

Digital Health Initiatives at UNC Health Sciences Library

Brian Moynihan, MBA | MSIS | MA
Head, Health Technology and Informatics
Health Sciences Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Slides from presentation

Virtual Reality and Health

Jason Jerald, PhD
Co-Founder & Principal Consultant
NextGen Interactions

Slides from presentation

Closing Remarks

Nandita S. Mani, PhD
Associate University Librarian for the Health Sciences & Director
Health Sciences Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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