The use of digital health technology and social media to support breast screening

Robinson, L, Griffiths, M ORCID:, Wray, J, Ure, CM ORCID: and Stein-Hodgins, J 2015, 'The use of digital health technology and social media to support breast screening' , in: Digital Mammography : A Holistic Approach , Springer, pp. 105-111.

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‘Digital health’ is an overarching concept that currently lacks theoretical definition and common terminology. For instance, this broad and emerging field includes all of the following terms within its lexicon: mHealth, Wireless Health, Health 2.0, eHealth, e-Patient(s), Healthcare IT/Health IT, Big Data, Health Data, Cloud Computing, Quantified Self, Wearable Computing, Gamification, and Telehealth/Telemedicine [1]. However, whilst a definition is difficult to provide, in this overview it is considered that digital health is the use of digital media to transform the way healthcare provision is conceived and delivered. We consider it does this through three basic features.

Item Type: Book Section
Editors: Hogg, P and Kelly, J
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health and Society > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Publisher: Springer
Refereed: Yes
ISBN: 9783319048307
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Dr Julie Wray
Date Deposited: 14 May 2015 12:21
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 20:15

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