Dusti Annan-Coultas, EdD
Associate Professor
Medical University of South Carolina
Dusti Annan-Coultas is Associate Professor in the Office of Interprofessional Initiatives at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Annan’s background is in the area of education and instructional technology, and her teaching and research interests include teaching innovations, interprofessional education, interprofessional collaborations in the study of effective teaching and use of instructional technology in higher education, and effective faculty professional development strategies. Dr. Annan-Coultas leads and directs interprofessional courses required of over 1600 students at the Medical University of South Carolina to teach introductory concepts related to interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Is Digital Health an emerging interprofessional field? With its use of information and communication technologies to manage illnesses, health risks, and wellness, Digital Health lies at the intersection of technology and healthcare. Its broad scope includes the use of wearable devices, mobile health, telehealth/telemedicine, and health information technologies based upon artificial intelligence and machine learning. Digital health tools have the potential to improve our ability to accurately diagnose and treat disease and to enhance the delivery of health care to individuals and nations. (…
Interprofessional education has a history of waxing and waning both nationally and locally. Without local historical knowledge, IPE programs may find themselves repeating missteps from the past and ignoring earlier successes; engagement with stakeholders may falter. This seminar presents reasons and methods for capturing institutional history to support and sustain IPE programming. Two institutions will share their experience with learning local history The session builds the IPE case through information by focusing on institutional elements promoting IPE. Session objectives are: 1) Recognize…