New roles and challenges for health information specialists: professional changes over the years

Scilla Pizzarelli, Rosaria Rosanna Cammarano, Letizia Sampaolo, Maurella Della Seta

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Abstract

In this article, guest writers from the Istituto Superiore di Sanità in Italy, the leading scientific technical body of the Italian National Health Service present a historic case study considering the role and evolution of the information specialists at their institution over a twenty year period. The paper places a particular emphasis on the initiatives undertaken in consumer health information and health literacy promotion, in order to improve public health in Italy. Areas covered include the development of online health information provision, early strategies to support the improvement of health literacy, and national projects and collaborations. H.S.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-105
Number of pages5
JournalHealth Information and Libraries Journal
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019

Keywords

  • consumer health information
  • health literacy
  • information dissemination
  • information services
  • libraries
  • medical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Health Information Management

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