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The PLU Problem: are we designing personal ehealth for people like us?


Showell, C and Turner, P, The PLU Problem: are we designing personal ehealth for people like us?, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 183 pp. 276-280. ISSN 1879-8365 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.3233/978-1-61499-203-5-276


The near-pervasive introduction of ehealth systems, and the more recent implementation of systems intended for patient use offer patients the opportunity to participate in their own care. Unfortunately the design of these systems means that they may work better for "People Like Us" rather than for those on the wrong side of the ‘digital divide’. This paper looks at the professional, practical and ethical implications of this conundrum.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:electronic health records, disadvantage, information systems
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Showell, C (Dr Chris Showell)
UTAS Author:Turner, P (Associate Professor Paul Turner)
ID Code:86243
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Information and Communication Technology
Deposited On:2013-08-30
Last Modified:2018-02-09

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