Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Consumer Health Information
Consumer health information in healthcare refers to the use of information technology to enable individuals to access, understand, and use health-related information to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare. This can include the development and use of electronic health records, online health resources and tools, and mobile health apps.
Consumer health information in healthcare can be used to improve patient engagement and education, enable patients to better manage their own health and care, and improve communication between patients and healthcare providers. It can also be used to facilitate the collection and analysis of data on patient behaviors and outcomes to inform research and clinical practice.
To use consumer health information effectively in healthcare, professionals must have a strong understanding of information technology principles and be proficient in developing and using electronic health records and other health-related information resources. They must also be able to communicate effectively with patients and other stakeholders to enable them to access and use health-related information.
Overall, the use of consumer health information in healthcare is an important tool for improving patient engagement, education, and care, and for enabling individuals to make informed decisions about their health and healthcare.
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