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Appy Hour Recaps: March and May

On Tuesday, March 17, Amanda Truong, a School of Medicine student, presented “VisualDx”. VisualDx is a “decision support software designed by clinicians to aid medical professionals in the diagnosis of visually identifiable diseases.” Amanda is very interested in dermatology and discovered the app while working in Ghana with the University of Utah’s Department of Dermatology. […]

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Appy Hour Recap- November

On November 14, Minna Wang, presented an app that her Bench-2-Bedside team created. The app is called CHIMP which stands for “Cultural Health Intelligence for Medical Personnel”. We were really excited for their team to present at Appy Hour because they won the Library’s sponsored award for Bench-2-Bedside, the “Sex and Gender Differences Award”. To […]

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Appy Hour Recap- October

On October 10, Swapnil Sawant and Travis Turner, two students from The GApp Lab (Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab) presented two recent projects- Open EHR App and Doodle Health- at Appy Hour.

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FrankenApp- Tuesday, October 21, 5-8pm in Room 25

Join us Tuesday, October 21, 5-8pm in the Synapse for FrankenApp. FrankenApp is the 2nd event hosted by the University of Utah’s Games4Health. FrankenApp will be a great opportunity for students to win cash prizes by becoming “mad app scientists”. Below are the details.

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Appy Hour, Friday, October 10, 4:30-6:00pm*

Join Us. Drop In. Come on Over. Friday, October 10, 2014, 4:30-6:00 PM* Main Level, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Relax and chat with your colleagues before heading home for the weekend. Join us for refreshments and conversation. Share your favorite app. Featured: Open EHR and Doodle Health Swapnil Sawant and Travis Turner, students […]

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Mayden Lecture on Health Literacy today: March 28, 2013

Health Literacy: A Vital Pathway to Healthcare Transformation When: March 28, 2013, 1 pm – 4 pm Where: George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, 15 North 2030 East, 1st Floor

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It’s Oscar Time

Get your own health care Oscar by participating in our video contest sponsored by the University of Utah’s Health Literacy Interest Group. 1. Register a team by March 4th. Email Erica Lake: erica.lake@utah.edu 2. Create a 30-second to 1-minute public service announcement. Choose any health literacy issue, such as: Failure to take medications correctly Overuse […]

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Save the Date: Mayden Lecture on Health Literacy will be March 28, 2013

2013 Priscilla M. Mayden Lecture Health Literacy: A Vital Pathway to Healthcare Transformation When: March 28, 2013, 1 pm – 4 pm Where: George and Dolores Eccles Institute of Human Genetics Auditorium, 15 North 2030 East, 1st Floor Keynote Speaker, Andrew Pleasant, PhD. “Health Literacy: Applications for Enhanced Health System Performance OR . . . […]

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Health Literacy Advisor software is now available!

The Health Literacy Advisor evaluation software is now available for in-library use on a laptop computer at Eccles Library.  Use this software to evaluate the literacy level of your patient education documents or other materials.  The software helps you rework document text for easier reading by patients. Available in English and Spanish. For more information, […]

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Health literacy begins by bridging gaps

Discussion of health literacy in relation to patient-physician communication, encouraging healthy behavior, and the complexity of our healthcare system.

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