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The Internet and Information Technologies

Lisa I. Iezzoni and Bonnie L. O'Day

in More than Ramps

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195172768
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865710 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195172768.003.0015
 The Internet and Information Technologies

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Electronic health information technologies and the Internet are playing increasing roles in health care and the ways that patients obtain information about their conditions and options for care. This chapter reviews how these electronic sources are used by health care consumers and makes a case that these information technologies could offer potentially enormous benefits to persons with disabilities. Despite this, persons with disabilities may confront obstacles to accessing information through electronic sources and to sorting through voluminous information to evaluate its accuracy and utility. The chapter reviews guidelines about how clinicians and their patients might safely and effectively communicate via secure Internet portals.

Keywords: disability; health care; communication; Internet; electronic medical records; health information technologies; email

Chapter.  5574 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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