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Title: Contemporary consumer health informatics.
Epworth Authors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Haddad, Peter
Moghimi, Hoda
Lin, Catherine Han
Botti, Mari
Coleman, Kimberley
Redley, Bernice
Karpathiou, Vass
Vaughan, Stephen
Editors: Wickramasinghe, Nilmini
Troshani, Indrit
Tan, Joseph
Other Authors: Gururajan, Raj
Clark, Kevin
Moller, Susan
Gururajan, Raj
Keywords: Medical Informatics
Consumer Behavior
Attitude to Health
Patients-statistics & numerical data
Patient Preference-statistics & numerical data
Statistics as Topic
Health Informatics
Case Reports
Chair of Health Informatics Management, Epworth HealthCare, Victoria, Australia
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Wickramasinghe, N., Troshani, I., & Tan, J. (Eds.). (2016). Contemporary consumer health informatics. Switzerland: Springer
Series/Report no.: Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age; 2191-5946; 2191-5954
Abstract: Over the past decade, the traditional doctor-patient relationship has been shifting to a more consultative scenario as the patient/consumer increasingly takes on a more active role in understanding, managing and making decisions about his/her health. Further, as many areas across the globe continue to face shortages of medical professionals, there is a shift towards helping those needing care to somehow help themselves. IT sits at the centre of these shifts. Increasingly, consumers rely on IT-enabled applications to access health information, resources and tools. This phenomenon has been called consumer health informatics (CHI). CHI has become a key branch of medical informatics and incorporates key concepts and constructs from various disciplines including : nursing informatics, public health, information systems, psychology, health promotion, health education, library science and communication science to name a few. Critical to CHI is a patient-centric focus.
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-25973-4
ISBN: 9783319259710
Type: Book
Affiliated Organisations: The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Appears in Collections:Health Informatics

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