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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
Part of a book/report
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 / Software Engineering, Safety and Security
Year
2016
Publisher
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Book
PETRA '16 : Proceedings of the 9th ACM International Conference on PErvasive Technologies Related to Assistive Environments, Corfu, Island, Greece — June 29 - July 01, 2016
ISBN
978-1-4503-4337-4