mHealth chat tonight; barriers to adoption of mobile devices in medical care

Get excited for another #mHealth chat tonight on Twitter at 9pm ET!

We will be discussing the barriers to utilization of mobile devices and applications in medical practice. As noted by Dr. Husain in his post “Getting in trouble for mobile medical learning,” there seems to be some barriers present in the use amongst students and healthcare professionals of mobile devices on a daily basis. Our topic will focus on what those barriers are, and if there are ways to address them.

We hope you will join us tonight as we share ideas and learn from each other.

What’s a Tweet Chat?

If you haven’t participated in a Tweet Chat before, it is a way to have a discussion with people in real time via Twitter.

A moderator, in this case one of the iMedicalApps staff, will lead the chat and pose topics or questions to the participants. Participants will then tweet in response to the topics using a designated hashtag in all their tweets during the chat. We will use the hashtag #mHealth. The rules of the Tweet Chat are flexible.

Though we have a set start time, you may come and go as you please. You may even “lurk”–though we’d love to hear your thoughts! You can expect the chat to last anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour.

Of course, you are encouraged to continue the conversation with others even after the chat is officially over.

How can I participate in the Tweet Chat?

  1. If you don’t have a Twitter handle already, sign up here.
  2. Follow @iMedicalApps.
  3. Every Wednesday, at 9pm/8pm central, go to TweetChat.com. Log in with your Twitter handle and enter the hashtag #mHealth in the field marked “Enter hashtag to follow.” The stream of tweets from people talking about #mHealth will appear below.
  4. Enjoy a stimulating conversation about mobile health in medical practice! See you tonight!

Author:

Timothy Aungst, PharmD

Digital Pharmacist seeking to integrate technology and mHealth into pharmacy practice and patient care. Assistant Professor by day, blogger and writer by night.

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