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Title: The technology prescription: linking telecare and informatics by using a need-led paradigm
Authors: Levy, S.
Bradley, David A.
Swanston, M. T.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Social and Health Sciences
Keywords: Informatics
Telecare
Telehealth
Technology prescription
Issue Date: Jun-2002
Publisher: Sage
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)Sage, available from DOI: 10.1177/146045820200800206
Citation: Levy, S., Bradley, D. A. and Swanston, M. T. 2002. The technology prescription: linking telecare and informatics by using a need-led paradigm. Health Informatics Journal. 8(2): pp.88 - 94. [Online] Available from: DOI: 10.1177/146045820200800206
Abstract: This paper summarizes a current study examining the availability, appropriateness and acceptability of a technologically dependable healthcare provision to both service users and staff. An interface between the Electronic Patient Record (EPR) and future home care technology (Telecare) is suggested in the form of a ‘technology prescription’. It is argued that appropriately prescribed technology will enable people to benefit from a modern, evidence-based service, which promotes a proactive means of addressing and preventing future health and care needs. The paper argues that technological innovations in care must not be perceived as a threat to the partnerships necessary in achieving maximum health gains, but rather be an aid to a patient centred clinical encounter.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/214
ISSN: 1460-4582
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