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

  • Kendall Ho
  • John T. Binfet
  • Jennifer Cordeiro
  • Helen Novak Lauscher
Chapter
Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kendall Ho
    • 1
  • John T. Binfet
    • 2
  • Jennifer Cordeiro
    • 1
  • Helen Novak Lauscher
    • 1
  1. 1.eHealth Strategy OfficeUniversity of British Columbia VancouverVancouverCanada
  2. 2.University of British ColumbiaKelownaCanada

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