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Title EHealth solutions for healthcare disparities / edited by Michael Christopher Gibbons
Published New York : Springer, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (x, 178 pages) : illustrations
Contents An overview of healthcare disparities -- Provider factors in healthcare disparities -- Patient factors in healthcare disparities -- Healthcare system factors in healthcare disparities -- The social "nonmedical" determinants of health -- The role of the Internet in American life -- The iHealth revolution -- Digital disparities -- The role of eHealth in patient engagement and quality improvement -- Medical informatics -- Public health informatics -- Beyond traditional paradigms in disparities research -- Health information technology policy perspectives and healthcare disparities -- Disparities and eHealth: achieving the promise and the potential
Summary Paralleling emerging trends in cyber-health technology, concerns are mounting about racial, ethnic, disparities in health care utilization and outcomes. eHealth Solutions for Health Care Disparities brings these currents together, challenging readers to use, promote, and develop new technology-based methods for closing these gaps. Edited by a leading urban health advocate and featuring 16 expert contributors, the book examines cyber-strategies with the greatest potential toward effective, equitable care, improved service delivery and better health outcomes for all. Chapters go well beyond the possibilities of the Electronic Medical Record to discuss emerging roles for information technology in promoting healthful behavior changes (e.g., nutrition, weight loss, smoking cessation), disease prevention (e.g., cancer, HIV), and healthcare utilization, patient education and medicine compliance). The rise of e-Patients and the transformation of the doctor-patient relationship are also discussed. Opportunities for Web based products and interventions are explored in terms of tracking disparities, improving healthcare utilization and health outcomes, reducing disparities and monitoring trends among patients, whether they have Internet capabilities or not. Among the book's highlights: Why health care gaps still exist: individual, provider, and systemic factors. What information technology can bring to health care services. Current strategies in eHealth, public health informatics, and medical informatics. Technological disparities, and what can be done to reduce them. New paradigms in disparity research. The potential for eHealth in health care policy. For public health professionals, health care administrators and informaticians as well as graduate students in health behaviors, health promotion, and social epidemiology, eHealth Solutions for Health Care Disparities is a lucid map for an increasingly digital future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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In Springer e-books
Subject Public health administration -- Data processing
Health planning.
Public welfare -- Regional disparities.
Public health -- Citizen participation.
Medical informatics.
Public health administration.
Healthcare Disparities
Health Planning
Public Health Administration
Health Status Disparities
Medical Informatics
Socioeconomic Factors
medicines (material)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Health Care Issues.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
MEDICAL -- Health Policy.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Health Care Delivery.
Health Status Disparities -- United States.
Medical informatics -- United States.
Socioeconomic Factors -- United States.
Public health administration -- Data processing.
Health planning.
Public welfare -- Regional disparities.
Public health -- Citizen participation.
Medical informatics.
Healthcare Disparities -- United States.
Public health administration
Health planning
Medical informatics
Public health administration -- Data processing
Public health -- Citizen participation
Public welfare -- Regional disparities
United States
Genre/Form dissertations.
Academic theses
Academic theses.
Thèses et écrits académiques.
Form Electronic book
Author Gibbons, Michael Christopher.
ISBN 9780387728155