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CCTST Grand Rounds on Interactive Smart Technology
Date: Friday, Dec. 6, 2013
Time: Noon - 2 p.m.
Location: Kehoe Auditorium, Kettering Lab Complex


Improving health through interactive smart technology is the topic of the next Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Grand Rounds.

From noon to 1 p.m., David M. O’Hara, PhD, will discuss, "Using Interactive Smart Technology to Improve Patient Care and Health Outcomes for People with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities."

O’Hara is chief operating officer of the Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, New York. He will explain how the Wagner Model of Chronic Disease Care can be adapted to become an effective clinical care pathway for individuals with limited health literacy through the use of smart technologies; describe how smart technologies can create a fully integrated and cost effective participatory research model for evaluating the effectiveness of this approach to chronic disease care; and summarize appropriate use of accessible patient experience surveys such as the CAHPS Patient-Centered Medical Home Survey for people with limited literacy and communication abilities.

From 1-2 p.m., a panel discussion will be moderated by Ilka Riddle, PhD, director of the UC University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD).

Panelists include O’Hara; Kara Ayers, PhD, advocacy coordinator at UC UCEDD; and Jason Woodward, MD, assistant professor of adolescent and transition medicine, CCHMC. They will address the real life implications, usefulness, and barriers of smart technology use for people with developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Grand rounds are free and open to the public. This edition is co-sponsored by the UC UCEDD.

Continuing education credits are offered. Lunch is available to CCTST members (join free of charge) who RSVP to Teresa Smith at by December 4.

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