Consumer Health Informatics

Informing Consumers and Improving Health Care

  • Deborah Lewis
  • Gunther Eysenbach
  • Rita Kukafka
  • P. Zoë Stavri
  • Holly B. Jimison

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Deborah Lewis, Betty L. Chang, Charles P. Friedman
    Pages 1-7
  3. Patricia Flatley Brennan, Charles Safran
    Pages 8-21
  4. Rita Kukafka
    Pages 22-33
  5. James H. Harrison Jr.
    Pages 61-70
  6. Catherine Arnott Smith, P. Zoë Stavri
    Pages 122-128
  7. Richard Appleyard
    Pages 129-142
  8. Holly B. Jimison
    Pages 143-149
  9. Steve Sawyer
    Pages 150-161
  10. Roy Schoenberg
    Pages 162-187
  11. Joyce E.B. Backus, Eve-Marie Lacroix
    Pages 188-198
  12. Charles Safran, Denise Goldsmith
    Pages 199-207
  13. Rita Kukafka, Yves A. Lussier, James J. Cimino
    Pages 227-238
  14. David H. Gustafson, Robert P. Hawkins, Eric W. Boberg, Fiona McTavish, Betta Owens, Meg Wise et al.
    Pages 239-247
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 249-258

About this book


Edited by five leaders in the field of health informatics, Consumer Health Informatics explores all aspects of this evolving science. This comprehensive volume will be an indispensable tool for both professionals and students as it details the broad scope of consumer health informatics and its impact on today's progressive and ever-changing world of health care. The inclusion of several case studies serves to examine pertinent topics, namely computer-based information for cancer; National Library of Medicine initiatives; and web-based patient preferences and utilities. Designed for use by medical IT specialists, physicians, nurses, healthcare providers, and professors and students of medical informatics, the book's chapter highlights include patient empowerment; frameworks and models for health behavior change and patient education; patient to patient communication; patient to provider communication; privacy and confidentiality; ethical issues; evaluation methods, and more.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Deborah Lewis
    • 1
  • Gunther Eysenbach
    • 2
    • 3
  • Rita Kukafka
    • 4
  • P. Zoë Stavri
    • 5
    • 6
  • Holly B. Jimison
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.Nursing InformaticsUniversity of Pittsburgh School of NursingPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Centre for Global eHealth Innovation Division of Medical Decision Making and Health Care ResearchToronto General Research Institute of the UHNUSA
  3. 3.Department of Health Policy Management and EvaluationUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  4. 4.Mailman School of Public Health, Division of Sociomedical SciencesDepartment of Medical Informatics, Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.Oregon Health & Science UniversityUSA
  6. 6.Health Sciences Informatics, SOM, JHUChambersburgUSA
  7. 7.KP Center for Health ResearchUSA
  8. 8.Public Health and Preventive MedicineOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, Inc. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-23991-0
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-27652-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
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