Through support of leadership, we have been able to develop a whole range of HIPAA compliant cloud-hosted patient-centered mobile apps that link to EHRs (see http://wwww.sinaiapplab.org for details). We believe this mobile health based strategy is key for 21st century patient-provider engagement; and plan to evaluate our apps in pragmatic trials to determine if they can achieve meaningful difference in patient outcomes.
For our app that we design, our goal is to achieve a level of adoption similar to MetroCard vending machines which majority of people can use without any training, and irrespective of their education level or prior computer use.
I am honored to be appointed as the Chief Technology Engagement and Innovation Officer, Dept. of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. I will continue my clinical role in Gastroenterology and directing the SinaiAppLab. This is the first position of its kind and affirms the need that along with technology innovation, equally (or more) important is engagement with technology for patients and providers at all levels (including clinicians, researchers, quality officers). Our goal is that “No Person Left Behind” when it comes to technology use in healthcare by ensuring informatics makes into the “Common Core” of undergraduate, graduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education for healthcare professionals.
Looking forward to moderate the session on 21st century patient provider communication
Tue. 10 AM- 11:30 AM Central Time.
5190 Mc Cormick Place, S 104B
Looking forward to fun meeting in Chicago. Will be updating technology updates from DDW and cross posting them in egastro.org and DDW blog (http://ddwblog.org) as well. Most of them will carry #DDW14. Here is social media hub for DDW 2014 http://ddwblog.org/tag/social-media/
Sinai AppLab is a one of a kind lab within an academic medical center- dedicated solely to design and development of patient and provider-facing enterprise apps. It is directed by Ashish Atreja, a physician, informaticist, and gastroenterologist working at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York.