Cancer patients information seeking behaviour related to online electronic healthcare records

Hanife Rexhepi, Isto Huvila, Rose-Mharie Åhlfeldt, Åsa Cajander

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Patients' online access to their EHR together with the rapid proliferation of medical information on the Internet has changed the way patients use the information to learn about their health. It is well documented that patients often turn to the Internet to find information about their health and care. However, little is known about patients' information seeking behaviour when using online EHRs. By using information horizons as an analytical tool this paper aims to investigate the information behaviour of cancer patients who have chosen to view their EHRs (readers) and to those who have not made that option (non-readers). Thirty interviews were conducted with patients. Based on information horizons, it seems that non-reading is associated with living in a narrower information world in comparison to readers. The findings do not suggest that the smallness would be a result of an active avoidance of information, or that it would be counterproductive for the patients.
Titel på gästpublikationProceedings of the Eighteenth International Symposium for Health Information Management Research Kalmar, Sweden (Online) 17 - 18 October 2020
RedaktörerPeter Bath, Päivi Jokela, Laura Sbaffi
UtgivningsortKalmar and Sheffield
FörlagLinnaeus University, University of Sheffield
Antal sidor8
StatusPublicerad - 2021
MoE-publikationstypA4 Artikel i en konferenspublikation
EvenemangInternational Symposium for Health Information Management Research - Linnaeus university, Kalmar (online), Sverige
Varaktighet: 17 okt 202018 okt 2020


KonferensInternational Symposium for Health Information Management Research
Förkortad titeliSHIMR
OrtKalmar (online)

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