CFAR eHealth Work in Progress: Supporting Care Management for Low-Resourced Communities

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Speaker: Sharon Laing, PhD, MS - University of Washington

Mobile health technologies have the potential to increase healthcare access for low-resourced and underserved communities. The purpose of this talk is to showcase safety-net patients’ digital healthcare practices and healthcare providers’ assessment of the opportunities for and challenges to integrating technology into existing workloads. The talk will close with an examination of the future of digital healthcare in supporting care delivery for low-resourced communities.

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Sharon S. Laing is an Assistant Professor of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership at the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health at University of Washington Seattle. Ms. Laing received her BA (honors) psychology degree from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada and her PhD in Developmental Psychology from Howard University in Washington DC. She has conducted post-doctoral work in health promotion and chronic disease prevention at Rutgers University’s Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute and University of Washington’s Health Promotion Research Center. She has engaged in health services research targeting cancer prevention and control. Her current research evaluates uses of mobile health technology (smartphones and mobile health applications) among low-resourced and rural communities, and strategies for integrating mobile health tools into healthcare systems.

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