eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities

  • Michael Christopher Gibbons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Section I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 2-2
    2. Michael Christopher Gibbons
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    3. Michael Christopher Gibbons
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    4. Michael Christopher Gibbons
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    5. Stephanie Chang, Michael Christopher Gibbons
      Pages 30-38
    6. Nadra Tyus, Michael Christopher Gibbons
      Pages 39-47
  3. Section II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 50-50
    2. Michael Christopher Gibbons
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  4. Section III

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 74-74
    2. David Ahern, Judith M. Phalen, Charles B. Eaton
      Pages 75-92
    3. Rupa S. Valdez, Patricia Flately Brennan
      Pages 93-108
    4. Bradford W. Hesse
      Pages 109-126
  5. Section IV

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 128-128
    2. Michael Christopher Gibbons, Malcolm Brock, Anthony J. Alberg, Thomas Glass, Thomas A. LaVeist, Stephen Baylin et al.
      Pages 129-144
    3. Ruth Perot, Michael Christopher Gibbons
      Pages 145-153
    4. Michael Christopher Gibbons
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 165-178

About this book


Paralleling emerging trends in cyber-health technology, concerns are mounting about racial, ethnic, disparities in health care utilization and outcomes. eHealth Solutions for Health Care Disparities brings these currents together, challenging readers to use, promote, and develop new technology-based methods for closing these gaps. Edited by a leading urban health advocate and featuring 16 expert contributors, the book examines cyber-strategies with the greatest potential toward effective, equitable care, improved service delivery and better health outcomes for all.

Chapters go well beyond the possibilities of the Electronic Medical Record to discuss emerging roles for information technology in promoting healthful behavior changes (e.g., nutrition, weight loss, smoking cessation), disease prevention (e.g., cancer, HIV), and healthcare utilization, patient education and medicine compliance). The rise of e-Patients and the transformation of the doctor-patient relationship are also discussed. Opportunities for Web based products and interventions are explored in terms of tracking disparities, improving healthcare utilization and health outcomes, reducing disparities and monitoring trends among patients, whether they have Internet capabilities or not. Among the book’s highlights:

  • Why health care gaps still exist: individual, provider, and systemic factors.
  • What information technology can bring to health care services.
  • Current strategies in eHealth, public health informatics, and medical informatics.
  • Technological disparities, and what can be done to reduce them.
  • New paradigms in disparity research.
  • The potential for eHealth in health care policy.

For public health professionals, health care administrators and informaticians as well as graduate students in health behaviors, health promotion, and social epidemiology, eHealth Solutions for Health Care Disparities is a lucid map for an increasingly digital future.


Internet Public Health disease prevention e-health electronic medical record health equity health informatics health information technology internet & health medical informatics prevention telemedicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael Christopher Gibbons
    • 1
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute (UHI)BaltimoreUSA

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