Information Therapy: A Prescription for the Digital Era : The Health Care Manager

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Information Therapy

A Prescription for the Digital Era

Andersen, Cathy M. MPH, RHIA, CPHIMS

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The Health Care Manager 32(3):p 242-245, July/September 2013. | DOI: 10.1097/HCM.0b013e31829d766b


Information therapy is the prescription of information intended to help patients understand their health and their health care issues. Information therapy is not a new concept, but the increasing emphasis on patient-centric care, the use of electronic information technologies, and the interest of consumers in health information make the use of information therapy appear more feasible than in the past. This article reviews the background of information therapy, shows the link between information therapy and patient-centric care, and suggests steps for developing an information therapy program within a health care organization.

© 2013 Wolters Kluwer Health | Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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