Tracking Observations of Everyday Living with Smart Phones

  • Michelle Rogers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6767)


Reports of health information systems failures identified the guilty parties laying with issues around social, technical, and organizational factors. The reason so many systems fail may lie in the socio-cultural fit of e-Health systems. We do not understand how to deliver information to providers when they need it, in a usable format, and in a way that fits transparently into their workflow and into the daily lives of patients. In addition to understanding how clinicians use HIT in order to promote health behavior change, it is necessary to consider patient goals, preferences and capacities. Patients with multiple diagnoses are often complex to manage because so much of their experiences happen in between clinical visits. Information and communication technologies (ICT) can play an important role in assisting patients managing personal health information. The key question is how do we take advantage of the power of low-cost ICTs to extend care?


Information and communication technologies Socio-technical systems consumer health usability human-computer interaction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michelle Rogers
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  1. 1.The iSchool at Drexel UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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