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Author Wetter, Thomas, 1953- author

Title Consumer health informatics : new services, roles, and responsibilities / Thomas Wetter ; with contributions by George Demiris, Amanda K. Hall, Andrea Hartzler, Jina Huh, Georgios Raptis and Lisa M. Vizer
Published Cham : Springer, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (417 pages) : 1 color illustration
Series Health informatics
Health informatics.
Contents Part I: Introducing the domain and levels of service. Character of domain and organization of book -- Economy 1: immanent mismatch between demand and supply of health care workforce -- Level 0: Searching -- finding -- trusting -- acting -- risking one's life? -- Level 1: Enhancing the provider -- client relation through it -- Level 2: Services without in-person contact between provider and client -- Level 3: Patient power on the web: the multifaceted role of personal health wisdom -- Distinctive features of services conveyed through mobile apps -- Part II: Building safety nets around the active client. Dimensions of patient risks and requirements for patient safety -- Services for all stages of the metabolic syndrome and its consequences -- Basic services reach out towards under-served populations -- Smart homes: empowering the patient till the end -- Partial solutions for patient safety -- Part III: Additional methodology. Privacy and data protection: mission impossible? -- The patient-centered electronic health record and patient portals -- Scrutinized proof of effectiveness or cost effectiveness regarding patient reported outcomes -- Economy 2: economic subsistence of services when research funding ends -- Towards future consumer health informatics adapted health care legislation -- Trademarks
Summary "This book offers demographic analysis, client appraisal, trial design, etc along with many examples to inform the conception and critical evaluation of consumer health informatics services. Patient safety, legal and ethical appraisal, and business models add to the systematic coverage. Regarding longevity and increase of chronic diseases traditional medical care faces tremendous financial and human resource problems. Is self-service medicine as follow up of traditional care or as an approach in its own right the answer? Are internet and app stores the place where self service medicine takes place? The book distinguishes stages of such an endeavour"--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from electronic title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed April 12, 2018)
Subject Medical informatics.
Health promotion.
Consumer-driven health care.
Consumer Health Information.
Medical Informatics.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783319195902 (electronic bk.)
3319195905 (electronic bk.)
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