Consumer Health Informatics
Consumer health informatics (CHI), a specialty field of health informatics, focuses on education, practice, research, and policy specifically for the health consumer.
In the last decade, there has been an increased focus on consumer or patient engagement and empowerment in healthcare. As consumers are taking a more active role in their care, health information technology (HIT), specifically consumer-directed technologies, is being used to enable ability to communicate, share information, and collaborate across health settings (Lai et al. 2017). Patients with access to consumer-focused technologies can also increase access to care, allow more control of over their health information, possibly reduce barriers to care, and assist in self-management behaviors (Knight and Shea 2014). Consumer health informatics (CHI), a specialty field of health informatics, focuses on...
References and Further Readings
- AMIA. (2018). Consumer health informatics. Retrieved from https://www.amia.org/applications-informatics/consumer-health-informatics
- Evans, B. (2016). Barbarians at the Gate: Consumer-driven health data commons and the Transformation of Citizen Science. American Journal of Law & Medicine, 70(12), 773–779. https://doi.org/10.1097/OGX.0000000000000256.Prenatal.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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- Rainie, L., & Anderson, J. (2017). The internet of things connectivity binge: What are the implications? Pew Internet, (June). Retrieved from http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/06/06/the-internet-of-things-connectivity-binge-what-are-the-implications/
- Woods, S. S., Evans, N. C., & Frisbee, K. L. (2016). Integrating patient voices into health information for self-care and patient-clinician partnerships: Veterans Affairs design recommendations for patient-generated data applications. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 23(3), 491–495. https://doi.org/10.1093/jamia/ocv199.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar