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Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 15th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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eHealth

Heidi D. Campbell, Ph.D.*

*Chair, Dept. of Mass Communication, North Greenville University (Greenville, South Carolina)

Introduction

When was the last time you were at the doctor, the emergency room, or other healthcare provider? When you were there, how many encounters with technology did you have? Did you fill out patient information online? Did the nurse check your blood pressure and temperature with a digital device? Did the doctor use a computer or tablet in the exam room? Did the prescription you received go directly to the pharmacy via electronic delivery? When you left the office, did you think about the diagnosis and treatment and seek further clarification or information online or on a mobile app? This is eHealth—the use ...

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