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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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The Informatics of Diabetes: A Research Agenda for the Socially and Institutionally Sensitive Use of Information Technology to Improve Health Care

The Informatics of Diabetes: A Research Agenda for the Socially and Institutionally Sensitive Use of Information Technology to Improve Health Care

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(p.3) 1 The Informatics of Diabetes: A Research Agenda for the Socially and Institutionally Sensitive Use of Information Technology to Improve Health Care
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Health Informatics
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Barbara M. Hayes

William Aspray

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262014328.003.0002

This chapter examines several information technology (IT) challenges associated with diabetes in order to provide informatics researchers with insights about the social and organizational factors associated with the disease. It describes social and organizational informatics issues related to every stage of diabetes, from the public health issues to the self-care issues that face most patients with diabetes as they live with the disease. It also discusses information problems associated with the risk of diabetes, the management of electronic records, and information exchange.

Keywords:   diabetes, IT challenges, informatics researchers, public health, self-care, electronic records, information exchange

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