Presentation at an ASIS&T Asia-Pacific Chapter webinar. More information and registration on the ASIS&T website.
Huge investments are made around the world in developing and leveraging e-health services to improve public and individual health and to increase the cost-effectiveness of healthcare. One of the backbones of contemporary patient-oriented ehealth infrastructures with high expectations of its positive outcomes are patient accessible electronic health records. A lot of emphasis has been put on the development and usability of technical systems whereas the information contained in and communication by the systems has received much less attention. This presentation discusses findings from a line of recent studies in two projects in the Nordic region with a focus on the information aspects of electronic health records and patient-oriented health information with a focus on older adults. The results so far point to that while informational and technical experiences and preferences of services are linked, they need to be attended separately.
IstoHuvila-UsefulehealthHI-handout.pdf (866.38 KB)