The Role of Information Technology in Health Literacy Research
Abstract:Without concerted effort, the current explosion in health information technology will further widen the digital health divide for individuals with inadequate health literacy. However, with focused investment of time and energy, technology has the potential for reducing disparities through intelligent, usable, and accessible systems that tailor information, advice, counseling, and behavioral support to an individual's need at a given time and place.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Northeastern University College of Computer and Information Science, Boston,Massachusetts, USA 2: Section of General Internal Medicine,Boston Medical Center/Boston University School of Medicine, Boston,Massachusetts, USA
Publication date: 2012-10-01