Impacts of Information Technology on Patient Care and Empowerment, 1st Edition

  • Roger W. McHaney
  • Iris Reychev
  • Joseph Azuri
  • Mark E. McHaney
  • Rami Moshonov
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  • ISBN-10: 1799800482
  • ISBN-13: 9781799800484
  • 452 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released March 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020
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Modern technology has impacted healthcare and interactions between patients and healthcare providers through a variety of means including the internet, social media, mobile devices, and the internet of things. These technologies have empowered, frustrated, educated, and confused patients by making educational materials widely available and allowing patients to monitor their own vital signs and self-diagnose. Further analysis of these and future technologies is needed in order to provide new approaches to empowerment, reduce mistakes, and improve overall healthcare. This critical scholarly resource delves into patient access to information and the effect it has on their relationship with healthcare providers and their health outcomes. Topics include gamification, mobile computing, and risk analysis. For healthcare practitioners, doctors, nurses, surgeons, hospital staff, medical administrators, patient advocates, researchers, academicians, policymakers, and healthcare students.