This chapter discusses the role of e-health in creating persistent clinical encounters to extend the scope of health care beyond its conventional boundaries utilizing social networking technology to create what the authors' term 'user driven health care'. It points out the necessity to direct the development of health information systems such that they serve as important vehicles between patient and health professional users in communicating and sharing information other than their role in automated alerts and responses. A project is described that plans to create a system of online sharing of health information in a user driven manner that necessarily becomes persistent due to being stored in electronic health records.
|Title of host publication||Biomedical Knowledge Management|
|Subtitle of host publication||Infrastructures and Processes for E-Health Systems|
|Publisher||IGI Global Publishing|
|Number of pages||17|
|Publication status||Published - 01-12-2010|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Health Professions(all)