Health Technology Literacy A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice

ISBN-10: 0763758485

ISBN-13: 9780763758486

Edition: 2011 (Revised)

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Description: Health Technology Literacy: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice examines the wide range of resources used by health consumers to inform, support decision-making, self-monitor, build supportive social networks online or via cell phone, and engage in treatment using interactive programs online or on CD or related media. Using evidence-based practice and relevant theories, this unique text analyzes the trend for health care systems to be reactive, while consumers are proactive for health technology.

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Book details

List price: $87.95
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Telehealth as a Fulcrum in Health Technology
Global Interdependence and the Ecology of Healthcare Systems
Health Technology: The Promise of Telehealth
Ecosystem and Socioecological Framework
Telehealth Applications: Levels of Socioecological Influence
Sociotechnical Capital as Thrival Skill: Beyond Survival
Telecare Implementation: Models and Role Models
Managing the Flow in Healthcare Technology: A Socioecological Model
References
Literacy for an Age of eHealth
Socioecology of Health Literacy
Digital Inclusion
Digital Literacy: Composite of Literacies and Overlapping Skills
Health Literacy as the Fulcrum for Health Technology Engagement
Visual Literacy
Health Numeracy
Health Technology Literacy: Language as a Borrier
Infomediation
Challenge and Promise of Health Literacy
References
Health Information Seeking Behavior on the Web
Digital Inclusion or Digital Divide
The Socioecology of Health Technology: A Framework for Empowerment
Social Networking as a Magnet for Internet Engagement
Making Use of the Internet for Health Information
Need for Health Information and Services: Older Adult Issues
Summary
References
The Personal Health Record: Building Human Capital for Health
Introduction
Global and National Initiatives for Electronic Records with PHRs
Challenges to Building a Complete Health Record
Opportunities with a Centralized Record
Consumer Engagement in Design
Innovative Personal Health Record Applications
Outcomes
Summary
References
Devices as Adjunct to Being Healthy at Home
Shifting Health Paradigm
Diverse Audience for Health Technology Assistive Devices
Device Continuance and Adherence: Health Capital
Categories of Electronic Assistive Technology (EAT)
Sensor Applications: Consumer-Selected Body Computing
Sensor Applications: Smart Homes
Devices Promoting Adherence to Drug Regimens
Everyday Experience of Digital Devices
Summary and Conclusions
References
Digital Games: Consumer Resources for Health Capital
Game-Relevant and Age-Linked Aspects of Health Learning
Emergence of Serious and Health Games
Benefits of Games
Structure of Games as Mechanism for Benefits
Skill as a Variable in Participation
Selecting Games for Clinical Objectives
Platforms for Games
Risks of Game Engagement
Clinical Practice Implications
Summary
References
Consumer-Centric Health Technology: Wicked Problems and Deliciously Disruptive Solutions
The Challenges and Opportunities of the Next Era in Health Care
Barriers to Implementation: Socioeconomic and Political Context
Overview of the Research on Telecare
Delicious Collaboration Opportunities
Delicious Devices and Software on the Horizon
The Future Is Mobile and Connected: mHealth
Delicious Evolution of the Web
Deliciously Disruptive Innovations on the Personnel Side: Caregivers and Professionals
Reprise of Socioecological Analysis Imperatives
Summary
References
Index
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