Pathways to Prevention (P2P) Program

Mary Joy Garcia-Dia, D.N.P., M.S., R.N., FAAN

New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Immediate Chair Kalusugan (Health) Coalition and Program Director, Nursing Informatics

Presentation Abstract

Adopting Telehealth Initiatives: Community and Technology Perspective

Today’s healthcare is best described as “technology enabled,” with consumers driving the changes while clinicians continue to incorporate new technological solutions in their practice and daily lives. Given that 59% of all U.S. adults (including older population) owns a portable device or go to the Internet to access information, the use and adoption of mobile technology has exponentially increased in healthcare. At the same time, there has been a growing trend in expanding care beyond the hospital wall with remote monitoring. The majority of healthcare organizations have adopted virtual care, which became more in demand during the pandemic crisis. This presentation will discuss the implementation of community and technology-based projects in promoting cardiovascular health and using remote monitoring. It will describe the key role that nursing informatics specialists play in guiding the project, share barriers and lessons learned, and practice implications in relation to the Future of Nursing report 2020-2030.

About Dr. Garcia-Dia

Dr. Mary Joy Garcia-Dia is the Program Director, Nursing Informatics in the Information Technology Department at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Her over 14 years of nursing experience in critical care and medical-surgical specialties provided the capacity for Dr. Garcia-Dia to translate nursing and provider requirements and clinical workflow in leading multiple clinical systems and electronic health record installations in various health care systems across the enterprise. She has held roles as Director of Clinical Applications and provided project management oversight following the systems development life cycle. This body of work supports the digital ecosystem of the organization and ensures the adoption and use of applications in supporting clinician’s practice, increasing business efficiency, and improving patient outcomes. Dr. Garcia-Día’s research interest on mobile technology and passion in raising awareness about nursing informatics led to her authoring and publishing a book titled Project Management in Nursing Informatics. Some of the successful projects that she has implemented include remote patient monitoring platforms, workflow automation utilizing mobile devices, and clinical alarm integration.

She is active in the community as the Immediate Chair of Kalusugan (Health) Coalition and National Advisory Committee Member for Research on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Health. Her community engagement and scholarly work led to her Fellowship in the New York Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Nursing. Dr. Garcia-Dia is the current President of the Philippine Nurses Association of America and serves as Director-at-Large at the New York State Health Information Management Systems Society.

Dr. Garcia-Dia disclosed the following conflict of interest for this workshop: She is a full-time employee at New York Presbyterian Hospital and implemented remote monitoring using Philips.

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