9:10 - 10:40 amThursday, September 24
Deck C
Learning from patients: real-time digital storytelling for medical education
Deck C
Learning from patients: real-time digital storytelling for medical education
PhD, MPH, Professor of English, Rice University
CEO, Smart Patients
The future of medicine is online, connected, and patient-centered. How will the next generation of health professionals learn to put patients’ voices at the center of care? Participants in this workshop... Read more

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The future of medicine is online, connected, and patient-centered. How will the next generation of health professionals learn to put patients’ voices at the center of care? Participants in this workshop will learn methods for bringing real patients’ stories into healthcare education, based on examples from medical, nursing and pre-med courses taught by the workshop leaders.

 

Kirsten Ostherr is a media scholar & design thinker who specializes in health and medical visualizations: historical, present and future. She is a Professor of English at Rice University and, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, she has recently completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Texas School of Public Health. Her work is focused on bringing media theory and health communication into a more powerful and beneficial engagement. Dr. Ostherr is especially interested in using new media technologies to enhance patient-centered care. 

She is also the Director and co-founder of the Medical Futures Lab, a collaborative center dedicated to reimagining medicine at the intersection of humanity and technology. They’re busy inventing digital medical humanities, experimenting with collaborative participatory design projects, and training the next generation of digital doctors there.

Her most recent book, Medical Visions: Producing the Patient Through Film, Television, and Imaging Technologies, was published by Oxford University Press in March 2013. Medical Visions explores how audiovisual media – from x-rays to 16mm film to television and the Internet – have trained both physicians and patients to see and understand health and disease. The book covers the entire 20th century, and peeks into the 21st – it is historical and theoretical, and it is meant to provide a useful framework for current medical professionals, educators, communicators, start-ups, and students to learn from the past to make the future better.

Dr. Roni Zeiger is the former Chief Health Strategist at Google where he led efforts ranging from Google Flu Trends to Symptom Search. He is now  CEO of Smart Patients, which aims to leverage the knowledge of expert patients in order to accelerate the era of precision medicine. Roni continues to see patients part-time at a local urgent care center. He earned his MD at Stanford and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He has served as a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, and also received a masters degree in biomedical informatics from Stanford. Roni co-founded the blog Seduce Health, and writes for ABCNews.com and The Huffington Post. He has written and edited several medical textbooks and has published articles on topics including continuing medical education, clinical decision support tools, and searching for health information on the web.

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