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by Cerner Corporation | Eric Swirsky
Published on July 11, 2017

Smartphone and mobile devices are becoming a commonplace in today's health care setting as we move toward patient-centered care. While technology is transforming the industry by improving patient engagement and outcomes, there are newer ethical and legal concerns that need to be addressed.

Eric Swirsky, clinical assistant professor and director of graduate studies of biomedical and health information sciences, at University of Illinois at Chicago, joined the podcast to share his insight.

In the 30th episode of The Cerner Podcast, Eric answers these five questions:

  • How is patient communication evolving in today's health care landscape and what new technologies are available to communicate with various types of patients?
  • How prevalent is mobile technology, such as text messaging, when communication with adolescents these days? Any stats you can share to help us understand the impact?
  • While some of the benefits of this form of patient communication are obvious, talk us through some of the benefits to the care delivery process.
  • You spoke of a number of benefits, but what are some of the privacy, ethical and legal concerns associated with text messaging?
  • Could you share some of your best practices for providers looking to implement provider-patient text messaging?

Listen to the full podcast below, or click here to view all episodes of The Cerner Podcast!

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