Health Information on the Internet: A Study of Providers, Quality, and Users

Health Information on the Internet: A Study of Providers, Quality, and Users

by Rowena Cullen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0865693218

ISBN-13: 9780865693210

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The accessibility of health information on the Internet has revolutionized access to clinical information for health practitioners and patients. This access to information has the potential to make a major contribution to health care. However, the effective use of this accessibility depends on an understanding of all the issues involved, from the underlying

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Overview

The accessibility of health information on the Internet has revolutionized access to clinical information for health practitioners and patients. This access to information has the potential to make a major contribution to health care. However, the effective use of this accessibility depends on an understanding of all the issues involved, from the underlying technologies and economic pressures, to questions of how best to manage quality and privacy, how people seek and use information, and what the barriers to its use are. Cullen's book also examines the extent of health information on the Internet, the providers of websites and their content, and outlines the nature of the paradigm shift affecting knowledge in the health sector.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780865693210
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

1Health information on the Internet1
2The structures of knowledge related to health information on the Internet27
3Accessing health information on the Internet55
4Quality85
5Physicians and other health professionals' use of the Internet111
6Consumer health information on the Internet137
7Telemedicine and online medical services165
8Future trends and challenges189

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