Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations
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Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home:
A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations
(2011)
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Every day, in households across the country, people engage in behavior to improve their current health, recover from disease and injury, or cope with chronic, debilitating conditions. Innovative computer and information systems may help these people manage health concerns, monitor important indicators of their health, and communicate with their formal and informal caregivers. Human factors is an engineering science dedicated to understanding and improving the way people use technology and other things in the environment.

Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home introduces designers and developers to the practical realities and complexities of managing health at home. It provides guidance and human factors design considerations that will help designers and developers create consumer health IT applications that are useful resources to achieve better health.

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  • Behavioral and Social Sciences — Human Factors
  • Health and Medicine — Medical Technologies and Treatments

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24 pages | 8 1/2 x 11
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Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home 1-24
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National Research Council. Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2011.

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