Rebecca Schnall, PhD, RN, is a nurse-researcher whose work focuses on informatics strategies for persons from underserved communities. One of her many accomplishments is researching ways that health information technology can help prevent disease, improve care, and reduce health disparities for persons at risk for, or living with, HIV.
In this podcast, Rebecca Schnall talks with Helen Osborne about:
- What are apps? What are health apps? Examples of how apps can provide real-time, personalized, health information that patients want to know and use now.
- Tips for finding good health apps. Including how to search for what you need, what to be cautious about, and issues of privacy and confidentiality.
- Looking ahead to what’s next in health app technology.
More Ways to Learn:
- Schnall R, Iribarren SJ “Review and analysis of existing mobile phone applications for health care-associated infection prevention,” American Journal of Infection Control, March 4, 2015. Abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25748924
- Institute of Medicine’s Health Literacy Roundtable workshop, “Consumer-Facing Technology: A Workshop.” March 24, 2015. At http://www.iom.edu/Activities/PublicHealth/HealthLiteracy/2015-MAR-24.aspx
Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Second Edition (Updated 2018), by Helen Osborne. Relevant chapters include: 36