Healthy U: Healthy Web Surfing

April 11, 2018

For Immediate Release

Atlantic, IA – When you are looking for health information online, how can you know if the information you find is credible and trustworthy?  That’s the topic for the next session of Healthy U, which is scheduled for April 19th at Cass County Health System.

“More and more people are looking online for information about health,” said Kathy Spurr, RN, Systems Analyst. “It’s great that people are interested in their health and want to know more, but not all information out there is accurate or safe.”

Kathy worked as an RN for 15 years before transitioning to a role in the Information Systems department at CCHS. Kathy has an extensive nursing background – she has worked in medical/surgical and intensive care inpatient units, the Emergency Department, and as a House Supervisor. That experience, coupled with her current position on the technology side of healthcare, gives Kathy the unique position of knowing why patients are looking for answers online, as well as how to find good, quality information.

Kathy’s presentation will include information about what healthy web surfing looks like, such as looking for sources, checking on who made the website, how current the information is, and more. She will also share information about avoiding internet scams.

Healthy U is a free educational lunch series at Cass County Health System held monthly in Conference Room 2. The public is invited and welcome to attend, but reservations are required as lunch is provided for all attendees. Call 712-243-7479 to reserve your seat.