Persistent clinical encounters in user driven e-health care

Rakesh Biswas, Joachim Sturmberg, Carmel M. Martin, A. U. Jai Ganesh, Shashikiran Umakanth, Edwin Wen Huo Lee, Kevin Smith

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Knowledge Management
Subtitle of host publicationInfrastructures and Processes for E-Health Systems
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Pages101-117
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9781605662664
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Professions(all)

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