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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    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
    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

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