Technological advances have changed the way in which health services are designed and implemented; e-health services aim to achieve better health, better decision-making, better communication, better prices, and better access to health information and health care. Given the growing reliance on electronic means to educate and serve health consumers, this entry focuses on several types of e-health service, where communication plays a fundamental role in the service: health education, behavior change, self-management and monitoring, adherence, and surveillance. The proliferation of new technologies creates an exciting opportunity for health communication scholars, practitioners, and policymakers, in terms of reach, cost savings, and health outcomes.
|Title of host publication||The International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society|
|Editors||R. Mansell, P-H Ang|
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Feb 2015|
|Name||The Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication|