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Patient-centered Applications: Use of Information Technology to Promote Disease Management and Wellness:

Patient-centered Applications: Use of Information Technology to Promote Disease Management and Wellness Alice Sloan Abbitt July 6, 2012

Introduction:

Introduction Advances in information technology Enhance and supplement communication between health care professionals and patients Support interventions focusing on disease management and wellness

Review of Applications:

Review of Applications Internet-based Applications Mobile Devices Home Telehealth Applications

Usability and Use Acceptance :

Usability and Use Acceptance User-friendliness Usability User competence Confidence

Data Transmission:

Data Transmission Guidelines indicating the professional care that is appropriate for specific conditions Terminologies in different formats and usually developed for specific purposes Electronic exchange of information within and/or between health information systems

Economic Evaluation:

Economic Evaluation Improving interorganizational networks Reducing costs Controlling resource allocation Achieving a higher standard of quality of services promoting disease management and wellness

Public Policy:

Public Policy Quality Safety Efficacy of the delivered services Who will pay for that care and how much How to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of information

Ethical Considerations:

Ethical Considerations Protecting Privacy: Closed security mechanisms Open security mechanisms

Conclusion:

Conclusion IT has great potential to contribute to improving patient health More research is needed Existing studies suffer from weak methodology including poor design leading to inconclusive results

References :

References Afrin, L. B., Courtney, K. L., Demiris , G., Goossen , W., Lovis , C., Lynch, C., Sondhi , M., & Speedie , S. (2008). Patient-centered applications: Use of information technology to promote disease management and wellness. Journal of the American Medical informatics Associations , 15 (1), 8-13.

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