Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine

Understanding and Modeling Health Behaviors

  • Vimla L. Patel
  • Jose F. Arocha
  • Jessica S. Ancker

Part of the Health Informatics book series (HI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Introduction to the Role of Cognitive Issues in Health Behaviors and the Design of Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vimla L. Patel, Jose F. Arocha, Jessica S. Ancker
      Pages 3-11
    3. Liliana Laranjo, Annie Lau, Enrico Coiera
      Pages 13-42
  3. Understanding Public Health Beliefs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Jose F. Arocha, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz
      Pages 65-87
  4. Cognition and Health Behaviors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Misha Pavel, Holly Jimison, Stuart Hagler, James McKanna
      Pages 137-163
    3. Nicole A. Yoskowitz, David R. Kaufman, Courtney A. Denton, Vimla L. Patel
      Pages 165-193
    4. Sospeter Gatobu, Laurie Hoffman-Goetz, Jose F. Arocha
      Pages 195-216
  5. Information Technology and Cognitive Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Jessica Taha, Sara J. Czaja
      Pages 253-270
    3. David R. Kaufman, Jelena Mirkovic, Connie Chan
      Pages 271-297
  6. Behavioral Measures and Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Lena Mamykina, Matthew E. Levine, Patricia G. Davidson, Arlene M. Smaldone, Noemie Elhadad, David J. Albers
      Pages 301-313
    3. Ashish Amresh, Ann Lyles, Kevin Gary
      Pages 347-366
  7. Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 367-367
    2. Thomas G. Kannampallil, Vimla L. Patel
      Pages 369-373
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 375-383

About this book


As health care is moving toward a team effort with patients as partners, this book provides guidance on the optimized use of health information and supporting technologies, and how people think and make decisions that affect their health and wellbeing. It focuses on investigations of how general public understand health information, assess risky behaviors, make healthcare decisions, and how they use health information technologies.

e-health technologies have opened up new horizons for promoting increased self-reliance in patients. Although information technologies are now in widespread use, there is often a disparity between the scientific and technological knowledge underlying health care practices and the cultural beliefs, mental models, and cognitive representations of illness and disease. Misconceptions based on inaccurate perceptions and mental models, and flawed prior beliefs could lead to miscommunication as well as to erroneous decisions about individuals’ own health or the health of their family members.

Cognitive Informatics in Health and Biomedicine: Understanding and Modeling Health Behaviors presents state of the art research in cognitive informatics for assessing the impact of patient behavior. It is designed to assist all involved at the intersection of the health care institution and the patient and covers contributions from recognized researchers and leaders in the field.


Human Behavior Health Information Health Numeracy Decision Making in Health care Meaningful use Cognitive Informatics

Editors and affiliations

  • Vimla L. Patel
    • 1
  • Jose F. Arocha
    • 2
  • Jessica S. Ancker
    • 3
  1. 1.The New York Academy of MedicineNew York, NYUSA
  2. 2.University of WaterlooWaterloo, ONCanada
  3. 3.Weill Cornell Medical CollegeNew York, NYUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51731-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51732-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1917
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-3741
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