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Health InformaticsA Patient-Centered Approach to Diabetes$
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Barbara M. Hayes and William Aspray

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262014328

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.vii) Introduction
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Health Informatics
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Barbara M. Hayes

William Aspray

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about health informatics and patient-centered approach to the treatment and management of diabetes. This volume examines early efforts to create and adapt technologies to improve diabetes care and discusses opportunities to build intelligent systems that meet the needs of sick people and the risk of squandering huge sums of money on systems that fail to meet those needs. It also highlights the economic impact of diabetes in the U.S.

Keywords:   health informatics, patient-centered approach, diabetes, technologies, intelligent systems, U.S., economic impact

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