Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare

  • 9h 15m
  • Andre Kushniruk (eds), Elizabeth Borycki, Mowafa Househ
  • IGI Global
  • 2014

In addition to social media’s prevalence for personal use, online networking tools are also gaining momentum in the healthcare field. Health information and patient discussion are embracing these technologies to create a more ubiquitous communication platform.

Social Media and Mobile Technologies for Healthcare provides insight on the tools that are integral to understanding and implementing emerging technologies in health-related fields. With an ever-growing presence of patients and health professionals on social networking sites, this book will provide insight into the effect of communication technologies on health services. This publication is useful for professionals and researchers in health informatics, as well as students, practitioners, clinicians, and academics.

About the Editors

Mowafa Househ is an Assistant Professor and former Research Director at the College of Public Health and Health Informatics, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, National Guard Health Affairs, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Dr. Househ is also an adjunct professor at the University Of Victoria, School of Health Information Science, BC, Canada and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Health Informatics in Developing Countries. Dr. Househ’s primary research interests are on the use of information and communication technologies to empower patients and clinicians. His doctoral work focused on the empowerment of pharmacists, physicians, and academics in the use of collaborative technologies to facilitate knowledge translation research. His current work revolves on empowering patients through the use of social media, mobile health, and personal health records. Dr. Househ is a respected and published author within health informatics community. He has published in leading health informatics journals such as the International Journal of Medical Informatics, The Yearbook of Medical Informatics, and Applied Clinical Informatics.

Elizabeth Borycki, RN, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the School of Health Information Science and an Adjunct in Nursing at the University of Victoria. Elizabeth is a health informatics expert who conducts research in the areas of clinical informatics, patient safety, quality improvement, and organizational behaviour and change management involving Health Information Technology (HIT). Elizabeth employs qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches in her study of the effects of HIT upon patients, caregivers, and clinicians (e.g. physicians, nurses). She has represented Canada (as academic representative) and North America (member of the board of directors) to the International Medical Informatics Association, and her work is known internationally.

Andre Kushniruk is a Professor at the School of Health Information Science at the University of Victoria in Canada. Dr. Kushniruk conducts research in a number of areas including evaluation of the effects of technology, human-computer interaction in healthcare and other domains, as well as cognitive science. His work is known internationally, and he has published widely in the area of health informatics. Dr. Kushniruk has held academic positions at a number of Canadian universities and worked with major hospitals in both Canada, the United States, and internationally. He holds undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Biology, as well as a MSc in Computer Science from McMaster University and a PhD in Cognitive Psychology from McGill University.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Review of the Consumer Perspective Framework for Healthcare Applications
  • Success Dimensions of the Online Healthcare Communities of Practice—Towards an Evaluation Framework
  • Incorporating Usability Testing into the Development of Healthcare Technologies
  • Mobile Technologies in the Emergency Department—Towards a Model for Guiding Future Research
  • Use Cases and Application Purposes of Social Media in Healthcare
  • The Past, the Present, and the Future—Examining the Role of the “Social” in Transforming Personal Healthcare Management of Chronic Disease
  • Synopsis for Health Apps—Transparency for Trust and Decision Making
  • Creating a Supportive Environment for Self-Management in Healthcare via Patient Electronic Tools
  • Online Health Information—Home Caregiver Population Driving Cyberspace Searches in the United States
  • Nurses Using Social Media and Mobile Technology for Continuing Professional Development—Case Studies from Australia
  • An Android Mobile-Based Environmental Health Information Source for Malaysian Context
  • The Introduction and Evaluation of Mobile Devices to Improve Access to Patient Records—A Catalyst for Innovation and Collaboration
  • Analysis and Linkage of Data from Patient-Controlled Self-Monitoring Devices and Personal Health Records
  • Social Media for Health Communication—Implementation Issues and Challenges for Italian Public Health Authorities
  • Social Media in Promoting HIV/AIDS Prevention Behaviour among Young People in Botswana
  • Personal Health in My Pocket—Challenges, Opportunities, and Future Research Directions in Mobile Personal Health Records
  • Mobile Health Technology in the US—Current Status and Unrealized Scope
  • Compilation of References