Information technology for continuous patient health education

Joseph Finkelstein, Jeffrey Wood

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Abstract

Information technology for continuous patient health education and counseling could be a powerful means for health promotion and disease prevention. We developed a universal platform for Individualized Continuous Patient Education (iCOPE). This platform is a comprehensive informatics framework for rapid adaptation and dissemination of Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) products tailored to different categories of health consumers including difficult-to-reach patients. The iCOPE platform implements universal means for customized delivery of CER information in the format of interactive self-paced educational modules, quick "question & answer" guides, and interactive decision aids. In addition, the iCOPE platform will support the innovative concept of continuous patient health education by providing patients with easy access to the interactive CER updates via web, MP3 players and phone-based interactive voice response (IVR) technology. We tested usability and acceptance of educational platforms in patients with chronic health conditions in several clinical settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSIGITE'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference
Pages245-250
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2011
Event2011 ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference, SIGITE'11 - West Point, NY, United States
Duration: Oct 20 2011Oct 22 2011

Publication series

NameSIGITE'11 - Proceedings of the 2011 ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference

Other

Other2011 ACM Special Interest Group for Information Technology Education Conference, SIGITE'11
CountryUnited States
CityWest Point, NY
Period10/20/1110/22/11

Keywords

  • Computer-assisted instruction
  • Health education
  • Human-computer interaction
  • Multimedia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems
  • Education

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