"Innovation in the Medical Home: How Mobile and Social Technologies Can Accelerate Health Behavior Changes". Co-sponsored by the Center for eHealth Information Adoption and Exchange, the Mobile Task Force, the Center for Consumer Engagement and the Behavioral Health Task Force, the webinar will feature Joseph Cafazzo, Ph.D., from the University of Toronto's Centre for Global eHealth Innovation. Some of the highlights of Dr. Cafazzo's discussion will include "user-centered design", how to apply social networking and social gaming to health care, patient self-care, and his views on enablers of system transformation.
Dr. Joseph Cafazzo is Lead for the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, a state-of-the-art research facility devoted to the evaluation and design of healthcare technology, hosting seventy researchers and staff. Dr. Cafazzo has been an active researcher of the use of technology to facilitate patient self-care of complex chronic conditions such as diabetes, end-stage renal disease, and congestive heart failure. He is also active in ethnographic research related new modes of patient care mediated by technology, such as the Hospital-at-Home, and the Personal Health Record (PHR). He has advised and conducted research for public sector policy makers and private sector medical technology companies on the design and safety of technology in healthcare. He is Senior Director of UHN Healthcare Human Factors - the largest group of its kind devoted to the application of human factors engineering to problems of healthcare delivery and patient safety. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and the Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, where he teaches and conducts research in the areas of human factors, clinical engineering, and health informatics. In 2010 he was the recipient of the Career Scientist award by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.