CANA Global CONNECT Vol. 1, Issue 3 – Chief Editor’s Note

Digital Technology and Geriatric Nursing

Mei R. Fu, PhD, RN, FAAN

Chief Editor

The advent of digital technology has changed the world of health care, specifically the way of how health care is delivered, how patients get health information, and how healthcare providers communicate with patients. In the digital world, patients who are newly diagnosed with a given disease can search information about treatment and management via internet and surf through virtual patient support group for support and information. Yet, challenges exist for healthcare providers and patients who are facing the convenience of digital world of abundant information. How can healthcare providers make sure that health information is accurate and patients are able to discern accurate information? How can researchers develop an effective digital intervention to ensure quality care of patients? In this issue’s Research Highlights, I would love to share my research experience using digital technology.

As the world’s population becomes older, the need for nurses who possess the specialized knowledge and skills to provide quality care for older population is imperative to ensure healthy aging. Thanks to Dr. Tara Cortes, Executive Director, Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing at New York University for sharing the information about The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) program. Please read about the HIGH program to enhance your knowledge and skills.

Finally, please share the information about our CANA scholarship program to Asian American nursing students. CANA will award two winners at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on October 14, 2017. AGM will be held on October 14, 2017 at Mannings Confucius Pharmacy & Surgical Supplies located on 3622 Main St, Flushing, NY 11354 from 10am to 2pm. We are looking forward to seeing you at AGM.