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Feb. 10, 2016

Global Challenges in People-Centered E-Health

Region: Global Scientific publication Empowering and engaging people and communities, Reorienting the model of care Source: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics

People-centered health care seeks an active role for the patient while empowering all other members of the health care team. By promoting greater patient responsibility and optimal usage, patient-centered health care leads to improved health outcomes, quality of life and optimal value for health care investment. This paper reviews some definitions of people-centered health care and various e-health approaches around the world used to implement this vision. The barriers and enablers to implementation this type of approach are explored. This paper provides a proposed research agenda for future implementations of people-centered e-health.