Consumer Health Informatics: Informing Consumers and Improving Health Care

ISBN: 9780387239910
Publisher: Springer
Edition: 2005
Publication Date: 2005-03-22
Number of pages: 258
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DESCRIPTION

According to the Pew Foundation’s "Internet in American Life Study," over 60 million Americans per year use the Internet to search for health information. All those concerned with healthcare and how to obtain personally relevant medical information form a large additional target group

Many Medical Informatics programs–both in the United States and abroad–include a course in Consumer Health Informatics as part of their curriculum. This book, designed for use in a classroom, will be the first textbook dedicated solely to the specific concerns of consumer health informatics

Consumer Health Informatics is an interactive text; filled with case studies and discussion questions

With international authorship and edited by five leaders in the field, Consumer Health Informatics has tapped some of the best resources in informatics today

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