SECTION I: Domains of Consumer Informatics and Mobile Health
SECTION II: A New Environment for Development and Design
SECTION III: Content Development and Consumer-Generated Data
SECTION IV: Policy and Regulatory Issues
Section V: Conclusions
This unique collection synthesizes insights and evidence from innovators in consumer informatics and highlights the technical, behavioral, social, and policy issues driving digital health today and in the foreseeable future. Consumer Informatics and Digital Health presents the fundamentals of mobile health, reviews the evidence for consumer technology as a driver of health behavior change, and examines user experience and real-world technology design challenges and successes. Additionally, it identifies key considerations for successfully engaging consumers in their own care, considers the ethics of using personal health information in research, and outlines implications for health system redesign. The editors' integrative systems approach heralds a future of technological advances tempered by best practices drawn from today's critical policy goals of patient engagement, community health promotion, and health equity. Here's the inside view of consumer health informatics and key digital fields that students and professionals will find inspiring, informative, and thought-provoking.
Included among the topics:
- Healthcare social media for consumer informatics
- Understanding usability, accessibility, and human-centered design principles
- Understanding the fundamentals of design for motivation and behavior change
- Digital tools for parents: innovations in pediatric urgent care
- Behavioral medicine and informatics in the cancer community
- Content strategy: writing for health consumers on the web
- Open science and the future of data analytics
- Digital approaches to engage consumers in value-based purchasing
Consumer Informatics and Digital Health takes an expansive view of the fields influencing consumer informatics and offers practical case-based guidance for a broad range of audiences, including students, educators, researchers, journalists, and policymakers interested in biomedical informatics, mobile health, information science, and population health. It has as much to offer readers in clinical fields such as medicine, nursing, and psychology as it does to those engaged in digital pursuits.
Margo Edmunds, PhD, is vice president, Evidence Generation and Translation at AcademyHealth, where she oversees a portfolio of projects on information infrastructure, research translation, dissemination, and health communications. Her expertise includes informatics and communications technology policy, health information exchange, and web-based learning and communications tools.
Christopher Hass is a consulting UX strategist, presenter, and past president of UXPA International and its Boston Chapter. He is an expert on the subjects of human-centered design, accessibility, UX research, and the development of innovative products and services for a wide variety of commercial and government clients.
Erin Holve, PhD, MPH, MPP,is director, Health Care Reform and Innovation at the Department of Health Care Finance within the Government of the District of Columbia, where she leads the design of reform and technology projects to enhance the value of Medicaid in the District. She is a expert in learning health systems and patient centered outcomes research, and founding editor of the journal, eGEMs, a first-of-its kind publication dedicated to accelerating research and quality improvement using electronic health data.