As the use of information technology in health care continues to increase, it is imperative for consumers to have access to important data, health resources, and services. Consumer Informatics: Applications and Strategies in Cyber Health Care illustrates the empowerment of consumers to assume a direct role in managing, sharing, and understanding their personal health information. Focusing on computers, technology, and telecommunications (CTT), this book addresses the role these components play in consumer health informatics. Each chapter describes the role of CTT as an enabler within a specific application focused on consumers' needs. The applications covered are being used by consumers to seek information, analyze their unique healthcare needs, and make decisions about their own health. The applications also empower healthcare professionals in their efforts to serve those who are ill and those who are well, in addition to increasing the knowledge of the consumer. Consumer Informatics: Applications and Strategies in Cyber Health Care serves to bridge the gap among CTT, consumers, and health care, bringing technological capabilities to the forefront in healthcare services and outcomes. This comprehensive volume will be an invaluable tool for all healthcare practitioners and students, healthcare administrators, and information technology professionals. Consistent with its focus on consumer health informatics, this book speaks to consumers seeking empowerment within the healthcare system, as it highlights the value that these tools provide.
|Publisher:||Springer New York|
|Series:||Health Informatics Series|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)|
Table of Contents
1 Collaborative Healthware.- 2 PatientSite: Patient-Centered Communication, Services, and Access to Information.- 3 HeartCare: A Scalable Technological Solution to the Challenges of Posthospitalization Recovery from CABG Surgery.- 4 A Clinic in Every Home.- 5 PCASSO: Vanguard in Patient Empowerment.- 6 Consumer Expectations Demand Client-Focused Technology: So Near, Yet So Far.- 7 Steps Toward Reliable Online Consumer Health Information.- 8 Models of Health Care and the Consumer Perspective of Telehealth in the Information Age.- 9 The Convergence of Health Promotion and the Internet.- 10 Patient Empowerment, Cybermedicine, and Medical Education.- 11 Telemedicine in Disease Management.- 12 The Medical Traveler Abroad: Implications for Telemedicine.- Epilogue Power to the Patient.