962 Spring 2019 Taking Charge of Your Health Using Digital Tools: How to Be a Smarter Healthcare Consumer and Better Informed Patient
Tuesday, 2:15–3:40, Apr. 2
United Christian Parish Reston
Instructor: Cynthia Thomas Hazard
The more in control we are of our health, the better the outcomes. This course provides an overview of simple digital technologies, such as portals, Medicare Blue Button, disease management, and wellness “apps” and offers guidance on how and why to leverage them for better health. We will review the basics, as well as sample some newer, creative digital technologies. The goal is to provide learners with a sense of confidence in their own abilities to get better connected to their health and be empowered to explore the benefits that digital healthcare technologies can provide.
Cynthia Thomas Hazard founded My Health Hero to empower older adults to take charge of their health using approachable digital healthcare technologies. Previously, she worked for some of the country’s best healthcare information technology companies. As a certified yoga teacher, she knows how the smallest of changes can help people feel more connected to their health. A Certified Senior Adviser®, she tailors her teaching to the needs of older adults.