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Information Technology for Patient Empowerment in Healthcare by David Bates, Ronen Rozenblum, Maria Adela Grando, Eyal Zimlichman, Jim Warren, Marina Velikova, Maarten van der Heijden, Hanna Suominen, Roy Schoenberg, Yukari Schneider, Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Michael Poku, Margaret Piscitelli, Christopher Pentoney, Disty Pearson, Jihad Obeid, Martha Minniti, Paula Miller, Marjorie Miller, Michael L. Millenson, Mary McNamara, Ariane Marelli, Peter Lucas, Gondy Leroy, Gene Lazuta, David Lansky, Jeff Harwell, C. Martin Harris, Stephanie Glier, Yaorong Ge, Robert Farrell, Mary Jo Deering, Catalina Danis, Scott Cashon, John Jeffrey Carr, Asaf Bitton, Cynthia Baur, Sasha Ballen, Marion J. Ball, Wajeeh Bajwa, Mehnaz Adnan, Thomas Lee

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Mary McNamara

7 Data model for integrated patient portals

Abstract: The rate at which patients search for health information online continues to grow, as does the type of content available to them. Patients are currently left to pair their personal health information with other information they find online. This work examines three different methods for disseminating filtered information to patients. This chapter illustrates that different modes have benefits and drawbacks in providing content to patients that is of quality and accessible.

7.1 Introduction

The phrase “patient empowerment” is common in healthcare rhetoric today. There are numerous efforts to support the shift in the healthcare paradigm from patients being passive recipients ...

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