Health literacy and consumer-facing technology : workshop summary

"The proliferation of consumer-facing technology and personal health information technology has grown steadily over the past decade, and has certainly exploded over the past several years. Many people have embraced smartphones and wearable health-monitoring devices to track their fitness and pe...

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Main Author: Alper, Joe
Corporate Authors: Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Roundtable on Health Literacy, Health Literacy and Consumer-Facing Technology (Workshop) (2015, Washington, D.C.)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, DC the National Academies Press [2015]©2015, 2015
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Summary:"The proliferation of consumer-facing technology and personal health information technology has grown steadily over the past decade, and has certainly exploded over the past several years. Many people have embraced smartphones and wearable health-monitoring devices to track their fitness and personal health information. Providers have made it easier for patients and caregivers to access health records and communicate through online patient portals. However, the large volume of health-related information that these devices can generate and input into a health record can also lead to an increased amount of confusion on the part of users and caregivers. The Institute of Medicine convened a workshop to explore health literate practices in health information technology and then provide and consider the ramifications of this rapidly growing field on the health literacy of users. Health Literacy and Consumer-Facing Technology summarizes the discussions and presentations from this workshop, highlighting the lessons presented, practical strategies, and the needs and opportunities for improving health literacy in consumer-facing technology"--Publisher's description
Physical Description:1 PDF file (xviii, 104 pages) color illustrations
ISBN:9780309376907
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0309376912
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