Ehealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities

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ISBN-13:
9780387728148
Veröffentl:
2007
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.10.2007
Seiten:
178
Autor:
Michael Christopher Gibbons
Gewicht:
416 g
Format:
242x165x20 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Paralleling emerging trends in cyber-health technology, concerns are mounting about racial and ethnic disparities in health care utilization and outcomes. This book brings these themes 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. The rise of e-Patients and the transformation of the doctor-patient relationship are also discussed.
Paralleling emerging trends in cyber-health technology, concerns are mounting about racial and ethnic disparities in health care utilization and outcomes. This book 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. The chapters go well beyond the possibilities of the Electronic Medical Record to discuss emerging roles for information technology in promoting healthful behavior changes, disease prevention, and healthcare utilization. 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.
Section I.- 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.- Section II.- The Role of the Internet in American Life.- The iHealth Revolution.- Digital Disparities.- Section III.- The Role of eHealth in Patient Engagement and Quality Improvement.- Medical Informatics.- Public Health Informatics.- Section IV.- Beyond Traditional Paradigms in Disparities Research.- Health Information Technology Policy Perspectives and Healthcare Disparities.- Disparities and eHealth: Achieving the Promise and the Potential.
Concerns are mounting about racial and ethnic disparities in health care utilization and outcomes. This book brings these themes together, challenging readers to use, promote, and develop new technology-based methods for closing these gaps.

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