Ana Da Silva, Lecturer in Medical Education at Swansea University, is putting together a talk/lecture on Health Innovations for Medical Students and has asked over in the mHealth group on Linkedin what mHealth developments should be talked about.
Please share your ideas to help with this important initiative.
I’ve been providing talks to medical students about mHealth for years and have created a course for healthcare professionals so I thought it might help to share some of my initial thoughts – please feel encouraged to help make this post a resource for others by adding your suggestions in the comment box below or as a comment over in the Linkedin Group discussion.
Check out this slideshare for an overview of the key topics that feature in the mHealth course for Healthcare Professionals:
You’ll also find some more ideas that you might like to include in a talk I gave at the recent Digital Health Summit in Istanbul and I could get you across a video recording of my talk if that’s of interest:
Also get a balanced idea of the mHealth innovations being worked on by other mHealth group members by checking out the “Introduce yourself to the Group:” discussion thread we already have running (600+ introductions!).
Most important thing is to be enthusiastic and ensure you make it all relevant to them:
> Start by asking them how they think we’ll refer to the last decade before blowing their minds and explaining to them that it was the Nokia Decade.
> Help them appreciate that Doctors have always been early adopters of new tech, that the rate of this change is becoming increasingly rapid and that being on top of it is going to be a key feature of their careers in medicine.
> Inspire them to understand social media and the impact on medicine that has resulted from the consumer tech in their Patients pockets overtaking the enterprise technology being used by the healthcare industry.
> Encourage them to buy Alivecor ECG’s so that they can combine this with their enthusiasm to screen loads of people and get some mHealth experience under their belts.
Most importantly good luck and share with the world how it all goes!