eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities

Editors: Gibbons, Michael Christopher (Ed.)

  • Author is a prominent figure in urban health and health disparities
  • Discusses digital disparities
  • Contributors are seminal thinkers in the field
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Paralleling emerging trends in cyber-health technology, concerns are mounting about racial, ethnic, disparities in health care utilization and outcomes. eHealth Solutions for Health Care Disparities brings these currents together, challenging readers to use, promote, and develop new technology-based methods for closing these gaps. Edited by a leading urban health advocate and featuring 16 expert contributors, the book examines cyber-strategies with the greatest potential toward effective, equitable care, improved service delivery and better health outcomes for all.

Chapters go well beyond the possibilities of the Electronic Medical Record to discuss emerging roles for information technology in promoting healthful behavior changes (e.g., nutrition, weight loss, smoking cessation), disease prevention (e.g., cancer, HIV), and healthcare utilization, patient education and medicine compliance). The rise of e-Patients and the transformation of the doctor-patient relationship are also discussed. Opportunities for Web based products and interventions are explored in terms of tracking disparities, improving healthcare utilization and health outcomes, reducing disparities and monitoring trends among patients, whether they have Internet capabilities or not. Among the book’s highlights:

  • Why health care gaps still exist: individual, provider, and systemic factors.
  • What information technology can bring to health care services.
  • Current strategies in eHealth, public health informatics, and medical informatics.
  • Technological disparities, and what can be done to reduce them.
  • New paradigms in disparity research.
  • The potential for eHealth in health care policy.

For public health professionals, health care administrators and informaticians as well as graduate students in health behaviors, health promotion, and social epidemiology, eHealth Solutions for Health Care Disparities is a lucid map for an increasingly digital future.

About the authors

Michael Christopher Gibbons is Associate Director of the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute and Assistant Professor of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He was recently elected President of the International Society for Urban Health.

One of Gibbons’s research interests is the development of effective health interventions to reduce health disparities. He is the founding director of the Center for Community Health Education, Advocacy and Leadership Training at Hopkins (HEALTH), is a member of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, and was named a Health Disparities Scholar by the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities at the National Institutes of Health.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"This book addresses two important subjects in healthcare: health disparities and electronic technologies. … The intended audience includes public health professionals, healthcare administrators, informaticians, and graduate students. … it appears to me the audience is primarily researchers in the field of health disparities and electronic health technologies. … This book provides a valuable literature review of health disparities in the U.S. and of the role of the Internet and other electronic technologies in healthcare." (Florin Oprescu, Doody's Review Service, February, 2008)

"The book is organized into 4 sections. … This book may potentially assist policy makers in promoting new policy direction. … This book seems suited for graduate students who will question, challenge, and expand on the formulated concepts and solutions. … It also may offer legislators and scholars of healthy policy ‘fresh’ thoughts on the direction that may assist in closing the gap of health disparities." (Stanley W. Borg, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 299 (8), 2008)

"In [this book the editor] sets out to marry the “unlikely bedfellows” of the sociobehavioral scientist, knowledgeable about healthcare disparities and the health information technologist. This thoroughly referenced primer accomplishes this task and more. Although written with public health professionals, policy makers and academicians in mind, this book also offers great value to the practicing physician." (Dina D. Strachan, MD, Journal of the National Medical Association, Vol. 100 (10), 2008)


Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Healthcare System Factors in Healthcare Disparities

    Stephanie Chang MD, MPH, Associate Director Michael Christopher Gibbons MD, MPH

    Pages 30-38

  • Health Information Technology Policy Perspectives and Healthcare Disparities

    Ruth Perot MAT, Associate Director Michael Christopher Gibbons MD, MPH

    Pages 145-153

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2497-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
eHealth Solutions for Healthcare Disparities
Editors
  • Michael Christopher Gibbons
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72815-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72815-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72814-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2497-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 178
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