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Consumer health informatics for people who use AAC: Views on eHealth records at home

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To date, there is little information in the literature to guide the provision of supports for people who use AAC to use personal electronic health (eHealth) records at home. Personal ehealth records are in digital form, accessible to the person, stored for ease of access and retrieval, for sharing with the person’s multiple health providers. In this paper we will (a) outline the rationale for using eHealth records by providing an overview of relevant research on consumer health informatics, health literacy, and legal and ethical issues related to the use of personal eHealth records, and (b) present the findings of three studies aiming to investigate the barriers to and facilitators for personal eHealth record use by people who use AAC and their service providers. Implications for people who use AAC will be explored and discussed in relation to sociotechnical factors affecting participation in health technologies.

Author(s):

Bronwyn Hemsley    
The University of Newcastle
Australia

Sue Balandin    
Deakin University
Australia

Shaun McCarthy    
The University of Newcastle
Australia

Megan Rollo    
The University of Newcastle
Australia

Meredith Allan    
Deakin University
Australia

Paulette van Vliet    
The University of Newcastle
Australia

Natalie Adams    
The University of Newcastle
Australia

Andrew Georgiou    
Macquarie University
Australia

Sophie Hill    
La Trobe University
Australia

 

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