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How can information and communication technology improve healthcare inequalities and healthcare inequity? The concept of context driven care

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Yee, KC and Bettiol, S and Macintyre, K and Wong, MC and Nohr, C, How can information and communication technology improve healthcare inequalities and healthcare inequity? The concept of context driven care, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 247 pp. 591-595. ISSN 0926-9630 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-591

Abstract

Advances in medicine have improved health and healthcare for many around the world. The challenge is achieving the best outcomes of health via healthcare delivery to every individual. Healthcare inequalities exist within a country and between countries. Health information technology (HIT) has provided a mean to deliver equal access to healthcare services re-gardless of social context and physical location. In order to achieve better health outcomes for every individual, socio-cultural factors, such as literacy and social context need to consider. This paper argues that HIT while im-proves healthcare inequalities by providing access, might worsen healthcare inequity. In order to improve healthcare inequity using HIT, this paper ar-gues that we need to consider patients and context, and hence the concept of context driven care. To improve healthcare inequity, we need to conceptual-ly consider the patientís view and methodologically consider design meth-ods that achieve participatory outcomes.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:healthcare inequity, healthcare inequalities, context driven care, information communication technology
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Public Health and Health Services
Research Field:Health and Community Services
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Health and Support Services
Objective Field:Health Inequalities
UTAS Author:Yee, KC (Dr Kwang Yee)
UTAS Author:Bettiol, S (Dr Silvana Bettiol)
UTAS Author:Macintyre, K (Dr Kate Macintyre)
UTAS Author:Wong, MC (Dr Ming Wong)
ID Code:126307
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2018-06-04
Last Modified:2019-05-14
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