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Empowerment or concealed compliance? A review of literature on mobile ICT solutions for patient empowerment

Empowerment or concealed compliance? A review of literature on mobile ICT solutions for patient empowerment

Category
Conference lecture and academic presentation
Abstract
Healthcare systems are under pressure because of demographic changes and increased demand. Patient empowerment is seen as a powerful approach to cope with this pressure. Information technology is used in various forms to promote patient empowerment, and carries a perceived potential. We did a systematic review of literature in order to find out how information technology is used to enable empowerment. We found that most of the solutions are in reality promoting a compliance model and not an empowerment model. We discuss some possible reasons, and promote the untapped potential of a new generation of solutions.
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • SINTEF Digital
Presented at
PETRA '16 Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments
Place
Corfu
Date
28.06.2016 - 30.06.2016
Organizer
ACM
Year
2016