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Consumer health informatics

Chapter


Abstract


  • Consumer health informatics (CHI) is the branch of medical informatics that analyzes consumers’ needs for health information, studies and implements methods of making health information accessible to consumers, and models and integrates consumers’ preferences into health information systems. Consumer health informatics stands at the crossroads of several disciplines, including nursing informatics, public health, health promotion, health education, library science, and communication science; and is perhaps the most challenging and rapidly expanding field in medical informatics (Eysenbach 2000). Consumer health informatics is applicable to all consumers, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.

Authors


  •   Yu, Ping
  •   Zhu, Yunshu (external author)
  •   Halim, Umaima Zahra. (external author)
  •   Hailey, David M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Yu, P., Zhu, Y., Halim, U. Zahra. & Hailey, D. (2019). Consumer health informatics. In D. Gu & M. E. Dupre (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging (p. 1). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319698922

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

Start Page


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Cham, Switzerland

Abstract


  • Consumer health informatics (CHI) is the branch of medical informatics that analyzes consumers’ needs for health information, studies and implements methods of making health information accessible to consumers, and models and integrates consumers’ preferences into health information systems. Consumer health informatics stands at the crossroads of several disciplines, including nursing informatics, public health, health promotion, health education, library science, and communication science; and is perhaps the most challenging and rapidly expanding field in medical informatics (Eysenbach 2000). Consumer health informatics is applicable to all consumers, regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, and socioeconomic status.

Authors


  •   Yu, Ping
  •   Zhu, Yunshu (external author)
  •   Halim, Umaima Zahra. (external author)
  •   Hailey, David M. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2019

Citation


  • Yu, P., Zhu, Y., Halim, U. Zahra. & Hailey, D. (2019). Consumer health informatics. In D. Gu & M. E. Dupre (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging (p. 1). Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13


  • 9783319698922

Book Title


  • Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Aging

Start Page


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Cham, Switzerland