Patients as Information Managers : The Internet for Successful Self-Health Care & Illness Management

@inproceedings{Seckin2010PatientsAI,
  title={Patients as Information Managers : The Internet for Successful Self-Health Care & Illness Management},
  author={Gul Seckin},
  year={2010}
}
Information and communication technologies have introduced new and impressive tools for information sharing and building computer mediated knowledge repositories in a global context. With a large growth in aging population and high prevalence rates for chronic and degenerative diseases, the importance of patients as ‘information managers’ is gaining increased recognition by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. Successful management of most chronic health conditions involves self care on an… CONTINUE READING