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

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


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.


Health Equity Public Engagement Health Consumer Health Policymaker Health System Improvement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kendall Ho
    • 1
    Email author
  • 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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