CHAPTER 21: Digital Health Technologies for Consumers, Patients, and Caregivers

Cynthia Baur, PhD

Mary Jo Deering, PhD

Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter, the reader should be able to:

  • Recognize how consumer, patient, and caregiver digital health technologies are changing the health information management (HIM) profession.

  • Describe the benefits and risks of digital health technologies for consumers, patients, and caregivers.

  • Discuss HIM ethical considerations and conflicts related to consumer, patient, and caregiver digital health technologies and consider options to address them.

Introduction

Digital health technologies support consumers, patients, and caregivers in many health information and management activities ...

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