Empowerment and Health Portals

Empowerment and Health Portals

Mats Edenius (Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 5
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-989-2.ch056
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Abstract

We know that interest in employing Web portals for communication between the health care sector and the public is constantly increasing (Kapsalis, Charatsis, Georgoudakis, Nikoloutsos, & Papadopoulos, 2004). We can also find an increasing demand for various kinds of such communication (Sciamanna, Clark, Diaz, & Newton, 2003). It promises to become an important and valuable tool for e-health (i.e., computer-based health care and health care management). Patients can log into a Web portal in order to find an appropriate medical treatment, communicate personal matters, and/or find the right way and place to find adequate health care.

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