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223 - Social Media and Health Information Technology: An Innovative Way to Interact with Patients and Health Care Providers

‐ May 4, 2013 1:15pm

A doctoral cohort discusses development of an evidence-based health and wellness social networking Web site for patients and families as part of a doctoral-level informatics course. Professional competencies emphasized include collaborative learning, health information technologies/Web design, and evidence-based practice regarding creation of Web content in health, wellness, and chronic disease management topics.

Contact hours available until 5/4/2015.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Faculty, Planners and Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee: Laurie Levknecht discloses other financial or material support as an employee of Elsevier CPM Resource Center.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Non-Endorsement of Products:
Accreditation of activities for contact hours does not imply approval or endorsement of any product, advertising, or educational content by ANIA, Anthony J. Jannetti Inc., or the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Accreditation Statement:
This educational activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and ANIA.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number, CEP 5387.


  • Discuss the development of an informational, evidence-based health and wellness social networking website for patients and families by a DNP student cohort.
  • Outline the facilitators and barriers for students setting up a social networking site.
  • Describe how faculty's facilitation of HIT-based projects can enhance the ability of doctoral-level students to achieve competency-based learning outcomes.