June 22nd, 2011
Today’s post on Health Technology is written by WEGO Health intern Tayla Holman (Welcome, Tayla!). Tayla’s post zeros-in on the tablet phenomenon (particularly, the iPad) and how the shiny magazine-sized pieces of technology are sliding their way into our healthcare. Whether you have your own iPad or, like me, still covet one – the use of tablets are changing healthcare in a way that will begin to influence all of us. Check out Tayla’s thoughts on how the iPad is changing the health sphere. As you read, keep in mind your own health community – have conversations about tablets or apps come up? (Don’t miss our Apps & Activism Webinar next Monday 6/27- to learn a lot more!) Have you begun to manage your health with apps or are you waiting for the tablet market to diversify a bit more? And, perhaps most importantly, how can we, as Health Activists, bring the iPad-for-health conversation back to our communities with all the excitement, healthy skepticism, and curiosity we bring to our leadership? –Amanda
June 10th, 2011
In honor of our June theme of Health Technology – we’re putting on a webinar event all about health apps. We’ll be discussing how apps are influencing the healthcare world and how they will improve your Health Activism and help your community!
Join us live on Monday, June 27th, at 9pm EST for a conversation with Halle Tecco, founder of seed-accelerator and idea incubator for health apps – Rock Health (@rock_health) – and Ankylosing Spondylitis Health Activist and app enthusiast Kelly Johnston (@Hope4AS)! We’ll discuss the apps that are already out there influencing Health Activism, hear how Kelly is getting into the app world, and Halle will tell us how you can turn your idea for an app into a reality! Let’s get the inside scoop on this new mobile trend together – it’s going to be an exciting event and hopefully we will all learn a lot!
June 1st, 2011
Tech Yourself Before Your Wreck Yourself
This month we will be learning all about Health Technology together. Health tech that you already use, love, and recommend – as well as some new health tech that you’ve heard of, invented in your dreams, or want to try. The important part of our focus is how these technologies will influence your health community in a positive (and futuristic) way.