Consumer-Driven Technologies in Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Consumer-Driven Technologies in Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice

Release Date: July, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 460
ISBN13: 9781522561989|ISBN10: 1522561986|EISBN13: 9781522561996|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6198-9


The world of medical technologies is undergoing a sea change in the domain of consumer culture. Having a grasp on what appeals to consumers and how consumers are making purchasing decisions is essential to the success of any organization that thrives by offering a product or service. As such, it is vital to examine the consumer-centered aspects of medical technological developments that have a patient-centered focus and allow patients to take part in their own personal health and wellness.

Consumer-Driven Technologies in Healthcare: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a critical source of academic knowledge on the use of smartphones and other technological devices for cancer therapy, fitness and wellness, chronic disease monitoring, and other areas. The tracking of these items using technology has allowed consumers to take control of their own healthcare. Highlighting a range of pertinent topics such as clinical decision support systems, patient engagement, and electronic health records, this publication is an ideal reference source for doctors, nurse practitioners, hospital administrators, medical professionals, IT professionals, academicians, and researchers interested in advancing medical practice through technology.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Big Data Applications
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems
  • Consumer Rewards
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Mobile Health Systems
  • Online Social Support
  • Patient Engagement
  • Patient-Centered Medical Care
  • Technological Applications

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Information Resources Management Association (IRMA) is a research-based professional organization dedicated to advancing the concepts and practices of information resources management in modern organizations. IRMA's primary purpose is to promote the understanding, development and practice of managing information resources as key enterprise assets among IRM/IT professionals. IRMA brings together researchers, practitioners, academicians, and policy makers in information technology management from over 50 countries.