Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation for eHealth

Principles and Practice

  • Kendall Ho
  • Sandra Jarvis-Selinger
  • Helen Novak Lauscher
  • Jennifer Cordeiro
  • Richard Scott

Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Technology in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andre Kushniruk, Elizabeth Borycki, Ron Joe, Tony Otto, Brian Armstrong, Kendall Ho
      Pages 21-32
    3. Elizabeth Borycki, Andre Kushniruk, Sophia Khan, Lindsay Zibrik, Rebecca Campbell, Kendall Ho
      Pages 33-46
    4. Jennifer Cordeiro, Helen Novak Lauscher, Celine Cressman, Richard Smith, Ari Goelman, Kendall Ho
      Pages 47-58
    5. Helen Novak Lauscher, Annalee Yassi, Elizabeth Bryce, Margaret Landstrom, Deirdre Maultsaid
      Pages 59-71
  3. Collaboration Using Virtual Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Kevin McCartney, Daniel Hooker, Jennifer Cordeiro, Helen Novak Lauscher, Kendall Ho
      Pages 75-90
    3. Julian Marsden, Noreen Kamal, Helen Novak Lauscher, Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Anna Needs, David D. Sweet et al.
      Pages 91-116
    4. Zahra Nurani, Esther Suter, Lesley Bainbridge, Liz Harrison, Ruby Grymonpre, Sheila Achilles
      Pages 133-152
    5. Daniel Hooker, Nelson Shen, Kendall Ho
      Pages 153-174
  4. Connecting with Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Kendall Ho, John T. Binfet, Jennifer Cordeiro, Helen Novak Lauscher
      Pages 177-188
    3. Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Elizabeth Stacy, Katherine Wisener, Yolanda Liman, Helen Novak Lauscher, Kendall Ho et al.
      Pages 207-224
    4. Katherine Wisener, Lee Brown, Yolanda Liman, Sandra Jarvis-Selinger, Bob Woollard
      Pages 225-243
  5. Research and Technology

  6. From Practice to Policy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 323-323
    2. Richard Scott, Chad Saunders, Mone Palacios, Duyen Nguyen, Sajid Ali
      Pages 325-337
    3. Richard Scott, Maurice Mars, Marilynne Hebert
      Pages 339-357
  7. International Perspectives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 359-359
    2. Martín Hernández-Torre, Gilberto Montiel-Amoroso, Manuel Pérez-Jiménez, Myrthala Dávila-Montemayor, Caroline Voisine
      Pages 361-378
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 413-440

About this book


Better health for the world’s people is a moral imperative. Digital innovation linking the globe is a growing reality. Intersecting these critical phenomena, Technology-Enabled Knowledge Translation (TEKT) is opening up numerous arenas for improving access to care, upgrading quality of care, advancing health education, and reducing health inequities worldwide.


Technology-Enabled Knowledge Translation for eHealth surveys in depth the current status of major TEKT projects and its potential to contribute to future widespread health care refinements. In applications as varied as bioinformatics, youth e-mentoring programs, and electronic communities of practice, TEKT is shown as evolving toward larger humanitarian goals, addressing environmental concerns, and—in keeping with one of the earliest premises of the Internet—answering the salient question, “How global is e-health?” Contributors set out a well-rounded picture of TEKT use across health delivery platforms as the book:


  • Updates technological concepts in training, recordkeeping, and quality control.
  • Provides extended examples of virtual collaboration between colleagues.
  • Explores TEKT as a means of improving health outcomes in disadvantaged populations.
  • Demonstrates applications of social media in qualitative research.
  • Reports on TEKT projects from Mexico, China, and Brazil.
  • Applies TEKT practice at the policy level.


Health care administrators as well as researchers in health care management, policy, and services will find Technology-Enabled Knowledge Translation for eHealth a leading-edge resource that stimulates action as well as interest.


TEKT electronic health records evidence-based medicine knowledge translation translational research

Editors and affiliations

  • Kendall Ho
    • 1
  • Sandra Jarvis-Selinger
    • 2
  • Helen Novak Lauscher
    • 3
  • Jennifer Cordeiro
    • 4
  • Richard Scott
    • 5
  1. 1., Faculty of MedicineUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  2. 2., eHealth Strategy OfficeUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  3. 3., eHealth Strategy OfficeUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  4. 4., eHealth Strategy OfficeUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada
  5. 5., Health Sciences CentreUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3494-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3495-5
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