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


Ng, Chirk Jenn and Lee, Yew Kong and Lee, Ping Yein and Lim Abdullah, Khatijah (2013) Health innovations in patient decision support: bridging the gaps and challenges. Australasian Medical Journal, 6 (2). pp. 95-99. ISSN 1836-1935


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.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.4066/AMJ.2013.1655
Publisher: Australasian Medical Journal
Keywords: Patient decision aids; Health innovation; Shared decision making
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 25 May 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2019 04:53
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/29621
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