e-health services

Suzanne Suggs, Natalie Rangelov, Andreas Schmeil, Aurora Occa, marco Bardus, Olga Radchuk, Sepideh Dianat

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Encyclopedia of Digital Communication and Society
EditorsR. Mansell, P-H Ang
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781118767771
ISBN (Print)9781118290743
Publication statusPublished - 12 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThe Wiley Blackwell-ICA International Encyclopedias of Communication


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