This blog is about Patient Centered Information Technology. It assumes that there is a true and realistic benefit for people using information technology for their healthcare compared to those that doesn’t. This may be hard to prove but with more and more people engaging in this and havin the possibility the culture of healthcare is changing making this a reality. However it needs basic access and technological support for everyone. This study depicts the situation for people not having enough resources to participate
Given vulnerable low-income homebound older adults’ substantial health and mental needs, examining their ability to search for high-quality health information/resources and make informed decisions about applying the information to improve their quality of life may be particularly useful.
Internet access and education must become a first order resource for healthcare and should be paid by health insurance plans and considered by welfare organizations. Just like any other measures that improves outcomes.