The multiple faces of the e-patient, if not disabled

M. Cristina Mazzoleni, Franco Corbella

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Abstract

The term e-health entered common speech a few years ago , while the term 'e-patient' has recently appeared on the healthcare scenario. The aim of the present paper is to describe the nature of the so called 'e-patient' from different points of view, through a review, not systematic, of the literature. A profile, though not totally exhaustive, of the current e-patient has been drawn, in an attempt to report uncertainties and worries that should not be underestimated. Comments are provided on the asymmetry between the evaluation effort around the internet world and corresponding face-to-face world. Disabled patients are almost excluded from the e-patient family due to the inaccessibility of most of the health related web sites.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Pages963-968
Number of pages6
Volume124
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event20th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2006 - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: Aug 27 2006Aug 30 2006

Other

Other20th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2006
CountryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period8/27/068/30/06

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Keywords

  • e-health
  • e-patient
  • internet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management
  • Medicine(all)

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Mazzoleni, M. C., & Corbella, F. (2006). The multiple faces of the e-patient, if not disabled. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics (Vol. 124, pp. 963-968)

The multiple faces of the e-patient, if not disabled. / Mazzoleni, M. Cristina; Corbella, Franco.

Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 124 2006. p. 963-968.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Mazzoleni, MC & Corbella, F 2006, The multiple faces of the e-patient, if not disabled. in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. vol. 124, pp. 963-968, 20th International Congress of the European Federation for Medical Informatics, MIE 2006, Maastricht, Netherlands, 8/27/06.
Mazzoleni MC, Corbella F. The multiple faces of the e-patient, if not disabled. In Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 124. 2006. p. 963-968
Mazzoleni, M. Cristina ; Corbella, Franco. / The multiple faces of the e-patient, if not disabled. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics. Vol. 124 2006. pp. 963-968
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