In the healthcare field the acquisition of knowledge is important to improve patient care. The process of identifying, managing, and sharing this information is called knowledge management. For this assignment, read the Health Informatics: A Systems Perspective, Chapter 8 Case Study on page 184, and analyze how telehealth and personal health records may increase the quality of healthcare in the community.
- Describe challenges in ensuring continuity of care for patients with chronic conditions. How can emerging technologies solve or at least ease these challenges?
- List and explain some of the benefits of integrating a PHR with a health social network for patients with chronic conditions, their caregivers, and the organization.
- Name the specific effects that adopting e-health and social media applications will have on the structure and strategies of a healthcare organization
- How might the adoption of an integrated PHR and health social network change the interaction and relationship between patients and health professionals?