Patient education as an information system, healthcare tool and interaction

Antti Pirhonen, Minna Silvennoinen, Elizabeth Sillence

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Patient education (PE) has a crucial role in the function of a healthcare organisation. For the care process of a patient, it is essential to get the right information at the right moment and in the right form. This paper analyses PE as the primary mode of interaction between a patient and a healthcare organisation. The approach is illustrated with a study among nurses based on their conceptions about PE. Practical implications and the potential of ICT in PE in particular are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
JournalJournal of Information Systems Education
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014


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