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  • Matt Health “ Health is a stat of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (WHO) Internet “ A network of computer networks which operates world-wide using a common set of communications protocol” What do we get when we combine the two? We get ehealth. Wkipedia has ehealth. Health care practice that is supported by electronic processes.
  • Bae Technological Advances The information technology that is available through the internet is mobile and it reduces the distance between our limited knowledge and the vastness of the worlds knowledge. Homes are embedded with chips, electronic sensors and hardware to improve the way Americans find out specific information, specifically health info. Behavior Shift There is a new wave of responsibility over individual health. Consumers are taking part in their own health care decisions. Before a persons health would be trusted in the hands of a doctor and now people are actively seeking information about their health. Curing to Prevention This new wave of personal responsibility is changing the US focus of health from curing diseases to preventing them and consumers are taking the initiative to enhancing their own health status.
  • Bae These E-health users are connected through a web of limitless information of health and health care for a number of reasons. Matt Here we have, Government, Public, Doctors, Health Care Providers. Each pod sees particular advantages to this limitless web.
  • Matt SO what’s the BIG DEAL. It’s the internet. I can get pics of my favorite actors. I IM friends. I can even send e-vites for parties. I’ve been doing this for years.
  • Matt There is so much data, statistics, for so many things. The information comes thru in seconds. We can ask questions. We can find answers. We don’t even have to leave our house. There is a wealth of information available.
  • Matt The ehealth network offers feed back mechanisms. Electronic forms are available. Emails can be sent directly to care persons. Countless statistics available to assist in researching diseases. All of these mechanisms continue to improve and drive electronic health.
  • Matt In Ehealth, everyone has a voice. The internet does not discriminate. Anyone can publish. Anyone can have a blog. Anyone can rate a doctor or hospital. Anyone can ask a question. Anyone that has access, that is.
  • Bae This information was from Betterhealth.com. They polled a random sample of people online to see what information people were searching for on the internet. The information for seeking out a doctor was on the bottom of the list. People were becoming more active about their own health and ways to remain healthy through fitness and nutrition and diet.
  • Bae This was a survey from Pew. It was an online health survey of 900 US adults in 2002 and 2004 about the use of internet for health related information. The percentage of people that utilized the internet for their health information needs increased in two years in each health category.
  • Bae Mass Media Mass media programs appear to have a number of advantages over traditional public health strategies. Mass media is a powerful companion in health promotion actions. Allows significant level of recall Able to reach a large population Has gained increased popularity as a strategy for delivering preventive health messages. Hard-hitting and powerful message which is more often than not available to other avenues Trend of self-reliance and patient power There is more control over individual health. Current Information New drugs, new information Research studies that could potentially cure future generations.
  • Matt Internet allows the ptn to research chronic ‘under the radar’ type conditions; e.g., nagging back pain, bunions, warts, sleepless nights etc. When the condition elevates to the doctor’s visit, the ptn is more informed and can make efficient time with dr. BTW, the dr doesn’t give much time anyway. Must make best use of time. This can improve the relationship.
  • Matt Patient can get information on prevention of diseases, e.g., good diets, exercise, etc. The information is often times free. No co pay. No deductible. The information educates the ptn to allow for better communication with health care providers. When ptns are stressed about their conditions, the internet can offer a support role in information and support groups. Also, families and friends can do their own research and offer help or support to their loved one.
  • Bae … use this as an intro to the following slides…
  • Bae Patients shift more towards the internet and self-reliance because of the continued disappoint and frustration from medical care and physicians. Away from the BALANCE: Consumers demand more health information and where there is lack thereof, the internet supplies people with this information. The duration of doctor visits are short and adds on to the dissatisfaction and frustration. The burden of cost and time to see a physician is towards the patient. Doctors and human error. This framework only leads patients more towards self-reliance Positive feedback from the internet Able to make informed health decisions Have a network of self-support group Convenient Anonymous CHEAP Able to get in touch with experts on a global scale
  • Bae Caption 1 The doctor has a strong influence on the patient Patients are left in the dark hold of ignorance and left uninformed Caption 2 Physicians have patients on a line and medical information is provided to patients with the physician’s discretion
  • Bae Caption 3 New wave of patients educating themselves through internet sources Caption 4 There is a new level of information gap and patients are more educated and the relationship of physician and patient is balanced
  • Matt How does ehealth help the doctor? He gets a more knowledgeable patient. Maybe this is a bad thing, but lets assume that a patient then makes better use of the doctor’s time. The person may not even choose to visit the doctor. A doctor can also has information available at his fingertips. Unusual symptoms can be searched online. Also referrals can be instantly processed and reviewed online. Lets looks at health care administration, not getting care to the people, but the administrative duties.
  • Matt Able to use the internet as a tool for promotion and their own research. They are able to retrieve data on recent health issues that enables them to get information on rare health conditions The internet is able to provide recent health news Health Professions can use the internet to recruit subjects from different facets, specifically for clinical trials Recruitment of subjects could also from support groups Allows them to track referrals Allows them to track cost Remember that streamlining administrative costs is supposed to reduce health care costs (Refer to Mr. DiMarco in PHCA). Reducing administration is big.
  • Matt Ehealth can help with community outreach through data presentation and communication and the though donor networks. A more knowledgeable community is healthier (as shown later).
  • Matt Will the internet bring all these people into your life to assist in you quest for health? No. However studies have shown that patients who use the internet are more informed, more satisfied, and may have higher self esteem.
  • Matt Interventions with family and patient. Idea is to teach them to use the internet to search for information about their disease. 100% felt the sessions were helpful and clear. 96% would use again. 78% would share information with doctor. Reference: Edgar, L, Greenberg A, Remmer J. Providing internet lessons to oncology patients and family members: a shared project. Psycho-Oncology 2002; 11: 43.9-446.
  • Bae Engel, et. Al. intervened with breast cancer ptns in NYC. They educated groups on the use of internet and used standard psychosocial questionnaires to determine levels of loneliness and self esteem. What they found was that minority groups showed the greatest boost in self esteem through these interventions. Their recommendation is to intervene with minority groups by providing internet access and education to improve inner health (psyche).
  • Bae The internet is becoming a mass medium of information spreading widely among the world. This is significant to the sector of e-health because this provides a means for prevention and health promotion. The access of information to all aspects of health care are endless.
  • Bae Patients are able to acquire good quality, evidence based information about health disease topic and drugs so they can take an active part in decisions about their health care The amount of information available to patients is increasing, particularly through the internet The quality of this information remains variable Access directly to articles, new research findings Able to find specified support group for any topic area or you can create a new support group site if its not available.
  • Bae In this chart, Miller and Reents compiled dialogues of what consumers seek online about health and disease topics. The consumer e-health users are growing in the number of disease-specific online communities. People are educating themselves about what they can do to enhance their health status.
  • Bae Online Communities Online health communities provide a means for patients and their families to learn about an illness, seek and offer support, and connect with others in similar circumstances. Spreading the Word The word is being spread through patients, advocacy groups, medical organizations and corporations Promote overall health of the population The increased infiltration and the use of internet changes in the health care system will impact quality of life and health literacy for the overall population
  • Matt Not everyone has the upper hand when dealing with ehealth. Older people, seniors for example, not internet savvy never have used a computer identity will be stolen Social status Computers aren’t cheap Internet access isn’t cheap People with limited funds = luxury Education Younger people need computer (school) Educated more apt to be familiar Accessible Libraries do have access. What cost? What training sessions?
  • Matt Interventions (as discussed) with patients and families Cheaper computers Better access in libraries. More educational sessions. What do we do before you get sick?
  • Matt Easy there fella. Don’t believe everything you read (not even in the NYT). Don’t ignore Dr This is new No tremendous amt of scientific study here.
  • Bae and Matt This is our quick summary. Benefits of ehealth. It’s new. It’s changing. There are pitfalls. Hold on…here we go.

Health Benefits of the Internet Health Benefits of the Internet Presentation Transcript

  • Health Benefits of the Internet Bae Soukphouangkhm Matthew Williamson
  •  
  • Revolution
      • Technological
      • Behavior shift
      • Curing to prevention
  • Government Health Care Providers Doctors Public E-Health Users
  • What’s the…
  • WWW
    • Flexible
    • Fast
    • Instant communication
    • Tons of info
  • Communication Feedback
    • Forms
    • Emails
    • Statistics
  • Every Voice Can Be Heard
  • Health Information Sought on the Internet
  •  
  • Trend of Internet Use for Health Concerns
    • Health promotion mass media campaigns increase health awareness
    • Trend towards self-reliance and patient power.
    • Current information.
  • Patient Doctor Relationship
    • Under Radar
      • Self diagnosis
    • Efficient Dr Time
      • Know as much
      • Less time with Dr
        • Required
        • Provided
  • Advantage - Patient
    • Prevention
    • Cheap research
    • Education
    • Support
      • Patients
      • Friends
  • Impact of Health Care Among Patients
    • http://www.jmir.org/content/jmir_v4/jmir_v4i2/jmir_v4i2e7_fig3.jpg
  • Patient and the Internet
    • Anderson JG, Rainey MR, Eysenbach G. The impact of cyberhealth on the physician-patient relationship. J Med Sys. 2003; 27(1):67-83.
  • Evolution of “Information Gap” between Patient-Physician
    • Anderson JG, Rainey MR, Eysenbach G. The impact of cyberhealth on the physician-patient relationship. J Med Sys. 2003; 27(1):67-83.
  • Evolution of “Information Gap” between Patient-Physician
    • Anderson JG, Rainey MR, Eysenbach G. The impact of cyberhealth on the physician-patient relationship. J Med Sys. 2003; 27(1):67-83.
  • Advantage - Doctor
    • Education patient
    • Efficient face time
    • Less nuisance visits
    • E-office
  • Advantage - Medical Professionals
    • Information on rare health conditions
    • Health news
    • Recruit subjects for clinical trials and support groups (advertise)
    • Reduce layers of administration
  • Advantage - Community
    • Health outreach
    • Data communication
    • Donor networks
  • Social Advantage
  • Informed
    • Internet intervention
      • Cancer patients
      • Family members
    • Satisfaction
      • Care
      • Interaction
    Edgar, L, Greenberg A, Remmer J. Providing internet lessons to oncology patients and family members: a shared project. Psycho-Oncology 2002; 11: 43.9-446.
  • Self Esteem
    • Breast Cancer (NYC)
    • Less loneliness
    • Social support
    • Minorities greatest boost in esteem
    • Target minority groups
    Fogel J, Albert SM, Schnabel F, Ditkoff BA, Neugut AI. Racial/ethnic differences and potential psychological benefits in use of the internet by women with breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2003; 12: 107-117.
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  • Access to Information
    • Health disease topics
    • Drugs
    • Research findings
    • Support groups
    • Levy JA, Strombeck R. Health benefits and risks of the internet. J Med Sys . 2002; 26(6):495-510.
    • Miller, T.E., and Reents, S., The health care industry in transition: The online mandate to change. Cyber Dialogue, p.3. 1999, (http://www.cyberdialogue.com/pdfs/wp/wp-cch-1999-transition.pdf)
  • Disease prevention to Health Promotion
    • Online communities
    • Spreading the word
    • Promote overall health of the population
  • Digital Divides
    • Age
    • Social Status
      • Finance
      • Access to public services
    • Education
    • Access
  • Bridging the Gaps
  • Warning
    • S ource
    • C onflict of interest
    • R eview
    • E vidence based
    • E xtreme claims
    • N ot related
    • Don’t ignore Dr
    • E-health
      • New
      • Lacks sci rigor
  • It’s a Revolution, Baby
  • References
    • Anderson JG, Rainey MR, Eysenbach G. The impact of cyberhealth on the physician-patient relationship. J Med Sys. 2003; 27(1):67-83.
    • Edgar, L, Greenberg A, Remmer J. Providing internet lessons to oncology patients and family members: a shared project. Psycho-Oncology. 2002; 11: 43.9-446.
    • Fogel J, Albert SM, Schnabel F, Ditkoff BA, Neugut AI. Racial/ethnic differences and potential psychological benefits in use of the internet by women with breast cancer. Psycho-Oncology. 2003; 12: 107-117.
    • Levy JA, Strombeck R. Health benefits and risks of the internet. J Med Sys . 2002; 26(6):495-510.
    • Oermann MH, Lesley ML, VanderWal JS. Using web sites on quality health care for teaching consumers in public libraries. Q Manage Health Care . 2005; 14(3): 188-195.