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Monday Lunch Live with Dr Heather Yeo

Monday Lunch Live with Dr Heather Yeo

Using mobile health apps to improve the care of patients

Recent research has shown mobile apps offer an economically sound and effective way to monitor patients, however the potential of this technology is still underutilised.

Visiting international expert, Dr Heather Yeo, will share her recent pilot study of an app developed in conjunction with Cornell Tech to track patients in the post-operative period. The app is aimed at decreasing length of stay, decreasing postoperative readmission by improving patient monitoring and complication management and improving return to functional status and overall wellbeing after surgery.

Dr Heather Yeo, MD, MHS, is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and Assistant Attending Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is board-certified in general surgery, colon and rectal surgery and complex general surgical oncology. Dr. Yeo has a Master’s in Health Services Research and is focused on surgical outcomes and quality improvement in Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery.

She is particularly interested using mobile health apps to track patients in the post-operative period.  She has completed a pilot study of an app developed in conjunction with Cornell Tech and is now expanding to a randomized controlled trial.  The app is aimed at decreasing length of stay, decreasing postoperative readmission by improving patient monitoring and complication management and improving return to functional status and overall wellbeing after surgery.

Monday 19 February

VCCC Building, Lecture Theatre B, Level 7

Light lunch served from 12:30pm

Presentation: 1-2pm

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