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Definition Edit

Consumer health informatics (CHI) is

[t]he study, development, and implementation of computer and telecommunications applications and interfaces designed to be used by health consumers.[1]

Overview Edit

"The basic principle is that of empowering people to play a greater role in their own health care and to be active participants in decisions affecting their health. Information technology can be used to provide more health-related information to consumers. . . ."[2]

References Edit

  1. Bringing Health Care Online: The Role of Information Technologies, at 217.
  2. Id. at 24.

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