Healthcare Communication and the Technical Communicator

  • 17 Apr 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (EDT)
  • The Hilton Garden Inn, Burlington, MA


  • 65+ and those currently seeking employment
  • Attend the webinar only
Program Summary
Lisa Gualteri, PhD, will be speaking on how healthcare communication is changing with new technology and how technical writers can help supply accurate, understandable information.

With 59% of US adults looking online for health information, it is necessary to create information that is understandable and helpful for healthcare consumers. The need for accurate, easy-to-understand information is growing in this field and we as technical writers are in a unique position to help fill this need.

Lisa will discuss health literacy, health websites, social media, and the abundant opportunities to reach healthcare consumers proactively and re-actively and how we, as technical communicators, can provide accurate content that is easily consumable by the public.

A little bit about Lisa
Lisa Gualtieri, PhD, ScM, is an assistant professor at in the Department of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

She teaches courses on Online Consumer Health, Social Media and Health, Mobile Health Design, and Digital Strategies for Health Communication. Dr Gualtieri is an advisory committee member of the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Her research focuses on innovative ways to use technology for education, self-management, and support.

Her talks include "Communicating the Experience of Illness through Patient Blogs" at the 2011 Annual Conference of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and "Mobile Health Search" at the 2012 Annual Conference of APHA. Dr. Gualtieri earned a PhD in computer science from Harvard University.

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