The eHealth Contribution to Person-Centred Care
Patients and healthy individuals can play an active role in their own health management. They also increasingly want to do so. Indeed, there are growing societal pressures to recognise the central role of members of the public as informed and autonomous partners in making various decisions about their personal healthcare: these include the safety efficacy and acceptability of treatment choices; and service priority setting. Individuals can acquire considerable expertise in managing their own illnesses and preventing ill health if they are given the appropriate resources. People’s participation in healthcare includes a pectrum of activities that covers clinician-directed monitoring (self-testing), patient tailoring of treatment (self-management) and fully autonomous prevention and information and communication technology (ICT) assisted-care (otherwise known as the co-production of health).
KeywordsChronic Disease Management Chronic Care Model Social Care Service Social Care Professional eHealth Service
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