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Investigating and utilising patient information needs to focus internet searching for cancer patients

Al-Busaidi, Asma, Gray, William Alexander and Fiddian, Nicholas John 2006. Investigating and utilising patient information needs to focus internet searching for cancer patients. Presented at: 11th International Symposium for Health Information Management Research (iSHIMR 2006), Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 14-16 July 2006. Published in: Abidi, Raza, Bath, Peter and Keselj, Vlado eds. Advancing Health Information Management and Health Informatics: Issues, Strategies, and Tools: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Symposium on Health Information Management Research, (iSHIMR 2006), 14-16 July 2006, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada: Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University, pp. 40-55.

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Effective educational patient information systems need to utilise the patient’s individual information needs. This study investigates and implements a patient Internet search facility in order to focus the search information topic and level of quality of information to a patient’s needs. In this study, a patient’s medical data is employed to focus the search information topic, whereas a wide range of search tools representing various quality initiatives are incorporated to offer a variant level of quality for patients to utilise. These search requirements are investigated using information from patient medical records, interviews with patient information specialists and nurses, conferences, and relevant literature. The search interface demonstrates a simplified and flexible Internet search facility, yielding results focused to a patient’s individual condition and preferences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Computer Science & Informatics
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Publisher: Faculty of Computer Science, Dalhousie University
ISBN: 9780770390167
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Last Modified: 10 Oct 2017 15:00

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