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Thomasville, Georgia |08/17/2017 | 05:30pm
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Prescribing Apps to Patients
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Description: Medical apps running on smartphones have the potential to transform healthcare from an episodic, reactionary process to one of proactive prevention and continuous monitoring. This workshop will provide attendees with a snapshot of the current state of patient use of medical apps and the incorporation of data collected from these apps into the care process. Many apps and medical devices that are connected to smartphone apps will be shown. The FDA oversight of medical apps will be reviewed. Benefits and barriers to the adoption of medical apps into the care process will be covered. Examples of institutional adoption of prescribing apps and integration of medical data collected by those apps into the electronic medical record will be presented. Participant Learning Objectives: As a result of participating in this workshop, participants will: Knowledge •Identify current medical uses of apps in addition to medical reference which can be used by patients to improve or manage their health; to include healthy lifestyle, disease monitoring, measurement of adherence, disease management, research, and data collection. •Identify reasons for prescribing apps to patients, including the benefits and barriers to prescribing apps to patients •Describe how some practices and healthcare institutions are currently prescribing apps to patients and using the data collected by these apps. •Describe the FDA oversight of medical apps and devices that communicate with smartphone apps •List HIPAA and security considerations for smartphone app usage by patients •Describe ways EMRs are developing apps for patients and integrate data from other apps.

* AMA PRA Category 1™ Credit(s)