Health on the go…there’s an app for that!

BC Alliance for Healthy Living invites you to join us on Wednesday, April 6th (9:00 -10:00 am) for our upcoming Webinar: Health on the go…there’s an app for that!

With the explosion of smart phones, apps and social media, people are increasingly seeking and finding health information at their fingertips. In fact, the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association reports that, “one quarter of cell phone users (26%) access health and wellness, fitness, or nutritional tools through their device.”

Connecting to people through mobile platforms can make it easier to provide access to health information that is useful and relevant to where they are right now.

Our presenter, Dr. Emily Seto will explain some of the current research and best practices in mobile health and Regan Hansen will fill us in on what’s been learned from the development and of the recently launched Carrot Rewards app.

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Regan Hansen is Director of the Health Engagement Unit at the Ministry of Health. She has worked with the ministry on prevention initiatives for over a decade and has a broad range of experience overseeing public information campaigns, strategic communications, social marketing and social media.

Regan brings a strategic approach to the government workplace, ensuring that the public sector is embracing innovation and current trends. Regan was on the team that first brought social media into government communications with a swift response in H1N1 awareness on Facebook and Twitter back in 2009.

Regan has lead the creation of, and now co-chairs, the provincial social marketing working group which connects the health sector and supports behavior change across BC.

Dr. Emily Seto is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. She is the Academic Director for the Masters of Health Informatics Program and the lead for health informatics within the Health Services Research Program at the Institute. She is also an affiliated researcher at the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University Health Network and the TECHNA Institute, University Health Network/University of Toronto.

She has 15 years of experience researching in the field of health informatics, including designing, conducting, and managing research studies using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods. Her research interests include the development, evaluation, and sustained implementation of mobile healthcare technology to facilitate patient self-care and clinical decision support for chronic disease management.