Using information technologies to help doctors to provide high-quality consumer health information

Weily Jen, Heng Shuen Chen, Chien Yeh Hsu, Wei Yi Fan

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Abstract

Laypeople have a lot of health related questions, although they can search on the Internet, they don't know what consumer health information (CHI) they can trust. There are many mechanisms to help laypeople to select the reliable CHI, including ethical codes, guidelines, web awards, accreditation logos, and portal sites. But the number of questions is much more than good answers provided by healthcare professionals, especially doctors. To help doctors to provide high-quality consumer health information easily and efficiently, this study will use various Information Technologies and free online services, including mailing list (for mutual discussion and newsletter publication), article template of good CHI, webmail (for anti-spam), URL redirecting (for easy memorization and click statistics), creative commons, wiki (for tagging and quick organization), online form survey (for collecting questions), FAX2email and online audio recording (to speed doctors' productivity). Under the cooperation of doctors and use of various Information Technologies, we believe this study will attract a lot of doctors and readers, and generate certain amount of good CHI content in three months.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings: DMS 2006 - 12th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems
PublisherKnowledge Systems Institute Graduate School
Pages281-284
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1891706195
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event12th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, DMS 2006 - Grand Canyon, United States
Duration: Aug 30 2006Sep 1 2006

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems, DMS 2006
CountryUnited States
CityGrand Canyon
Period8/30/069/1/06

Keywords

  • Audio message
  • Consumer health information
  • Doctor
  • FAQ
  • Fax2email
  • Mailing list
  • Wiki

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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    Jen, W., Chen, H. S., Hsu, C. Y., & Fan, W. Y. (2006). Using information technologies to help doctors to provide high-quality consumer health information. In Proceedings: DMS 2006 - 12th International Conference on Distributed Multimedia Systems (pp. 281-284). Knowledge Systems Institute Graduate School.