A Series on Virtual Healthcare with Prof. Suha R. Tamim

How Are mHealth and eHealth Interventions Revolutionizing Healthcare?

By IGI Global on Mar 7, 2023
Woman sitting at a desk with a laptop The COVID-19 pandemic brought a profound shift to healthcare systems around the world. Advanced technologies optimized the level of care and streamlined operations within hospitals. The development of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technologies have allowed clinicians to treat people more efficiently and with more confidence and accuracy. On a more individualized level, the broad adoption and use of telehealth technology has had a profound impact on the quality of care being offered to patients. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), telehealth usage during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic increased by 63 times compared to before the pandemic.
Prof. Suha R. Tamim is the editor of Instructional Design Exemplars in eHealth and mHealth Education Interventions (ISBN13: 9781799894902), and a professor at the University of South Carolina, USA with an expertise in instructional design and technology. This Newsroom series is designed to provide you with additional featured chapter videos with insights from Prof. Tamim. In the video below, Prof. Tamim discusses chapter one of her publication to provide an overview of the theoretical foundations of health education.
Instructional Design Exemplars in eHealth and mHealth Education Interventions
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The use of eHealth and mHealth interventions is on the rise. Their wide reach and the advantages they present in tailoring to specific needs, overcoming barriers of time and distance, and facilitating engagement, interactivity, and collaboration give them a significant potential for learning and behavioral change.
– Prof. Suha R. Tamim (University of South Carolina, USA)
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Not only are telehealth technologies beneficial to patients, but they have become a tool within health professional education as well. Electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHelath) technologies are displaying significant potential for learning through their wide reach, ability to tailor to specific needs, and facilitation of engagement, interactivity, and collaboration. eHelath and mHealth interventions provide an increased level of quality and effectiveness; however, they vary in their use of theory and instructional design principles based on the perspectives of the disciplines that can influence their work.
More research is needed to understand how eHealth and mHealth interventions be used to promote health education and support health professions. The new reference book, Instructional Design Exemplars in eHealth and mHealth Education Interventions (ISBN: 9781799894902) published by IGI Global and led by an expert in instructional design and technology with over two decades of experience, explores how eHealth and mHealth exemplars demonstrate the integration of theory and design principles that benefit health professionals and health education.
About Prof. Tamim
Suha R. Tamim is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina, USA. She earned her Doctorate in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, where she taught courses in instructional design. She earned her Master of Public Health from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon where she taught courses in health education and worked on several health education projects. Her research interests revolve around systems thinking and the design of learning environments, with a focus on constructivist, online, and health-related environments. She is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology, previously serving as president of the Systems Thinking and Change division. She is also active in the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, previously chairing the Dissertation in Practice Awards committee. She currently serves as a co-editor in chief for Impacting Education: Journal of Transforming Professional Practice. She is also co-editor of the book Systems Thinking for Instructional Designers: Catalyzing Organizational Change.
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