The Second Annual Summit on Behavioral Telehealth: Technology for Behavior Change & Disease Management is June 2-3, 2008 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Mass. Psych Central is proud to be a supporting publication for this event, and we encourage our readership that’s interested in getting an update on what’s going on in “behavioral telehealth” (e.g., mental health and technology) to register today. Here’s the full conference brochure and registration form (PDF).
This Summit is designed so that participants will be able to:
- describe how to use telemedicine and other emerging information technologies to support the integration of
behavioral health into primary care and chronic disease management
- learn how to e-empower health consumers through the design, use, and evaluation of technology-assisted
- identify and describe barriers to the spread of telehealth and telemedicine as well as strategies to overcome
- describe the impact of depression on productivity in the workplace and discuss approaches to address this
I will also be hosting a panel discussion during the conference, details below:
SESSION 4.3: PANEL DISCUSSION: SOCIAL NETWORKING AND HEALTH
With the popularity of social networking sites like MySpace and Facebook, companies have turned their eyes toward healthcare and patients. How can patients fully participate on these sites and still protect their privacy? Who owns their shared data and experiences, and can they ever be removed? How do such sites enable patients to find others like themselves, to share experiences and knowledge about their disorders? And how can such social networking sites point us to the future by becoming early warning systems for adverse drug events or identifying the downsides to the newest fad or experimental treatments? This panel will examine these questions and demonstrate some of the emerging social networking sites for health and behavioral health concerns.
John M. Grohol, PsyD, CEO & Publisher, PsychCentral.com
Enoch Choi, MD, Product Manager, MedHelp.org & Family Medicine Physician, Urgent Care Department, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group
Nathan Cobb, MD, Research Fellow, Tobacco Treatment and Research Center, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School
Jeana Frost, PhD, Research Scientist, PatientsLikeMe
Benjamin C. Williams, CEO, Firefly Health (CarePlace)
I think it’s going to be a great panel discussion and am looking forward to it!
If you plan on attending the summit and would like to meet for lunch one day, I’ll be happy to do so… Leave a note in the comments, or email me.