Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home

Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home

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Every day, in households across the country, people engage in behavior to improve their current health, recover from disease and injury, or cope with chronic, debilitating conditions. Innovative computer and information systems may help these people manage health concerns, monitor important indicators of their health, and communicate with their formal and informal caregivers. Human factors is an engineering science dedicated to understanding and improving the way people use technology and other things in the environment. Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home introduces designers and developers to the practical realities and complexities of managing health at home. It provides guidance and human factors design considerations that will help designers and developers create consumer health IT applications that are useful resources to achieve better health.A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations Board on Human-Systems Integration, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education ... 220) a€c Age of home a€c Size of home (square footage) a€c Design of home (e.g., ranch, two- story) a€c Floor plan (proximity of different types of living spaces) a€c Cleanliness of home a€c Socioeconomic status of family a€c Increased crowdedness a€c Reduced space foranbsp;...


Title:Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home
Author: Board on Human-Systems Integration, Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2011-08-01
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