This book is written through the lens of patients, caregivers, healthcare representatives and families, highlighting new models of interaction between providers and patients and what people would like in their healthcae experience. It will envision a new kind of healthcare system that recommends on how/why providers must connect to patients and families using HIT, as well as suggestions about new kinds of HIT capabilities and how they would redesign systems of care if they could. The book will emphasize best practices, and case studies, drawing conclusions about new models of care from the stories and input of patients and their families reienforced with clinical research.
Preface. Introduction. Minor and Acute Illnesses-the Future of Primary Care. Acute Care and Hospitalization. DIY Healthcare. What Caregivers Need and Want. Behavior Change. Programs that are Working Today. Whole and Alternative care. Call to Action/Conclusions.