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Persistent Clinical Encounters in User Driven E-Health Care

Persistent Clinical Encounters in User Driven E-Health Care
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Author(s): Rakesh Biswas (Manipal University, Malaysia), Joachim Sturmberg (Monash University, Australia), Carmel M. Martin (Northern Ontario School of Medicine, Canada), A. U. Jai Ganesh (Sri Sathya Sai Information Technology Center, India), Shashikiran Umakanth (Manipal University, Malaysia) and Edwin Wen Huo Lee (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Copyright: 2011
Pages: 17
Source title: Clinical Technologies: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60960-561-2.ch403

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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.

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