Informatics Research Seminar: Looking Beyond Patient Portals: Patient Engagement via an Online Breast Cancer Survivorship Tool

October 19 @ 4:00 – 5:00 pm


Speaker: Akshat Kapoor, PhD
Presented from ECU

Broadcast Link: Seminar



The presentation will discuss alternative means of engaging and empowering patients using personalized e-health apps. The design, development and the usability and acceptance evaluation of an online breast cancer survivorship app will be presented. In addition, the potential value and benefits of integrating patient reported outcomes and quality of life measures with an online, interactive breast cancer survivorship care plan will be discussed.

Speaker Bio

Akshat Kapoor, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Services and Information Management at East Carolina University. Prior to earning his PhD in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, he received an M.S. in Bioinformatics from Marquette University, His research focuses on improving patient engagement via use of innovative technologies, such as apps, social media, and interactive educational resources, to aid patients in the self-management of their medical conditions. His research emphasizes how healthcare organizations can innovate and effectively engage patients and communities in playing an active role in their own health.