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Technology Enabled Knowledge Translation for eHealth

Part of the series Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age pp 177-188

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Public Engagement in eHealth: Toward Improving Equity in Health Evidence and Health System Renewal

  • Kendall HoAffiliated witheHealth Strategy Office, University of British Columbia Vancouver Email author 
  • , John T. BinfetAffiliated withUniversity of British Columbia
  • , Jennifer CordeiroAffiliated witheHealth Strategy Office, University of British Columbia Vancouver
  • , Helen Novak LauscherAffiliated witheHealth Strategy Office, University of British Columbia Vancouver

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Abstract

This chapter explores the link between the promotion of eHealth (the use of information and communication technologies such as computers and mobile phones, to deliver health-care services) and its impact on the public’s ability to access the types of knowledge and services they need. Not involving the public and patients in designing eHealth services can interfere with how eHealth can improve health service delivery.