Novel Applications of Virtual Communities in Healthcare Settings

Novel Applications of Virtual Communities in Healthcare Settings

Christo El Morr (York University, Canada)
Release Date: October, 2017|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 247
ISBN13: 9781522529583|ISBN10: 1522529586|EISBN13: 9781522529590|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2958-3


Virtual communities have gained popularity in many growing fields and have continued to expand into healthcare environments. Analyzing the impact these communities have can help provide more effective methods to support patients and community members.

Novel Applications of Virtual Communities in Healthcare Settings is a crucial scholarly reference source that examines the challenges virtual communities can face, as well as the advantages they provide to members of healthcare organizations. Featuring pertinent topics that include evaluation frameworks, disaster management, knowledge translation, and user engagement, this book is ideal for medical practitioners, academicians, students, and healthcare researchers that are interested in taking part in the latest discussions of virtual communities within medical fields.

Topics Covered

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

  • Disability Health
  • Disaster Management
  • Evaluation Frameworks
  • Experiential Learning
  • Knowledge Translation
  • Social Network Development Analysis
  • User Engagement
  • Virtual Screening
  • Virtual Wards

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Christo El Morr is a Health Informatics researcher at the school of Health Policy and Management at York University. His cross-disciplinary research covers health informatics and health services. His research interests focus on Health Virtual Communities, e-Collaboration, particularly in the domain of Chronic Disease Management and health promotion: Peripheral Arterial Disease, Kidney Diseases and Mental Health. He also has research interests in Global eHealth and equity, Hospital Patient Services and Patient Quality of Care (e.g. readmission patterns). He has published books, chapters, and articles in these areas. He received funds from the Ontario Center of Excellence (OCE) and the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) and is a Research Scientist at North York General Hospital. In 2016, he received a recognition as York University Research Leader.