Learn About Using Social Media To Educate Patients

April 18, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

All Health System clinicians and staff are invited to attend the next Patient Education ForUM, which takes place on Monday, May 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. The agenda includes presentations about using social media to support physical activity interventions and developing software for educating IVF patients. You can earn 1.25 Contact Hours for Nursing by attending this event.

Location is the Rachel Upjohn Bldg. Auditorium, East Medical Campus, 4250 Plymouth Rd.

Space is limited. Register soon to save your spot. Refreshments will be provided.

Read on to learn more about the speakers and topics:

Paul Resnick PhD. from the U-M School of Information will present: Effects of public commitments and accountability in a technology-supported physical activity intervention

People often fail to follow through on their own goals of being more active. Several social media and web-based tools aim to help people meet their personal activity goals by allowing users to post commitments and results online to elicit social support. Researchers at the University of Michigan examined whether making public commitments via Facebook and email helped participants to meet their physical activity goals.

Michael Lanham, MD from the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology will present: Developing Software to Support Patients and Partners Undergoing High-Complexity Fertility Treatment

While it offers the highest chance of pregnancy for patients with infertility, the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF) requires perfect medication and visit compliance through the 4-8-week process.  In addition to the stress of daily or every other day appointments for monitoring the progress of the cycle, patients must navigate over a dozen different combinations of oral, vaginal, subcutaneous, and/or intramuscular injections, sometimes with daily dose changes.  We interviewed patients, partners, physicians, and nurses to develop software to help with medication supply management and guide patients through the process, with feedback to clinicians about patients at high-risk for an error.

Please feel free to print the flyer to post in your area’s bulletin board.

University of MI Health System Professional Development & Education (OH-423, 04/01/16) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on Accreditation.

Save the date for the next ForUM on Wednesday, September 12, 2016 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information please contact: rvolk@med.umich.edu

Website: http://www.med.umich.edu/i/pteducation/healthtopics.htm