Journal article

Defining participatory health informatics - a scoping review.

Kerstin Denecke, Elia Gabarron, Carolyn Petersen, Mark Merolli

Informatics for Health and Social Care | Published : 2021

Abstract

Healthcare has been shifting toward individuals participating in decision-making and empowered to be active in their treatment, and health monitoring. The term "participatory health informatics" (PHI) started to appear in literature. A clear definition of PHI is missing, and facets of PHI still have to be shaped. The objective of this paper is to offer a definition of PHI considering themes and technologies that make healthcare participatory. We searched Pubmed, ACM Digital Library, IEEE Xplore, EMBASE, and conference proceedings for articles that reported about use of information technology or informatics in the context of PHI. We performed qualitative synthesis and reported summary statist..

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