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

Ng, Chirk Jenn and Lee, Y.K. and Lee, P.Y. and Abdullah, K.L. (2013) Health innovations in patient decision support: Bridging the gaps and challenges. Australasian Medical Journal, 6 (2). pp. 95-99. ISSN 1836-1935, DOI

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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
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 01:30
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 05:00

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