Health innovations in patient decision support: Bridging the gaps and challenges

Ng, C.J.; Lee, Y.K.; Lee, P.Y.; Abdullah, K.L. (2013) Health innovations in patient decision support: Bridging the gaps and challenges. The Australasian medical journal, 6 (2). p. 95.

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    Abstract

    Patient decision aids (PDAs) help to support patients in making an informed and value-based decision. Despite advancement in decision support technologies over the past 30 years, most PDAs are still inaccessible and few address individual needs. Health innovation may provide a solution to bridge these gaps. Information and computer technology provide a platform to incorporate individual profiles and needs into PDAs, making the decision support more personalised. Health innovation may enhance accessibility by using mobile, tablet and Internet technologies; make risk communication more interactive; and identify patient values more effectively. In addition, using databases to capture patient data and the usage of PDAs can help: developers to improve PDAs� design; clinicians to facilitate the decisionmaking process more effectively; and policy makers to make shared decision making more feasible and cost-effective. Health innovation may hold the key to advancing PDAs by creating a more personalised and effective decision support tool for patients making healthcare decisions.

    Item Type: Article
    Creators:
    1. Ng, C.J.(Department of Primary Care Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA)
    2. Lee, Y.K.
    3. Lee, P.Y.
    4. Abdullah, K.L.
    Journal or Publication Title: The Australasian medical journal
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Patient decision aids; shared decision making; health innovation
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Ms azrahani halim
    Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2014 09:30
    Last Modified: 30 Dec 2014 10:32
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10196

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