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dc.contributor.authorHoney, Michelle L.
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Dianne
dc.contributor.authorBycroft, Janine J.
dc.contributor.authorBoyd, Mary-Anne
dc.contributor.authorRaphael, Deborah
dc.description.abstractA cornerstone of ‘meaningful use’ of health information is engaging consumers and their families. Yet for consumers to be engaged requires an informed population and therefore focus on consumer’s health information needs. Reports indicated consumers want health information, yet little was known about their internet use or perception of electronic health information. This New Zealand study surveyed consumers to gain an understanding of their health information requirements. Some 1783 questionnaires were available for descriptive statistical analyses. The internet was the third most preferred source of health information. Two thirds of participants had used the internet to access health information, because of the speed of access and to find information before going to the doctor. There was little awareness or use of existing New Zealand-based online health resources. Study implications include promoting existing resources and increasing the use of electronic communication between consumers and healthcare providers as these are currently underutilized.en_NZ
dc.publisherIOS Pressen_NZ
dc.rightsThis article is published online with Open Access by IOS Press and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Licenseen_NZ
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 New Zealand*
dc.subjecthealth informationen_NZ
dc.subjectpublic healthen_NZ
dc.subjectconsumer health informationen_NZ
dc.subjecthealth literacyen_NZ
dc.subjecthealth promotionen_NZ
dc.titlePromoting the meaningful use of health information for New Zealand consumersen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.rights.holder© 2014 The authors and IOS Pressen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden111712 Health Promotionen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationHoney, M. L. L., Roy , D. E., Bycroft, J., Boyd, M., and Raphael, D. (2014). Promoting the meaningful use of health information for New Zealand consumers. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 201, pp.11-17en_NZ
unitec.institutionUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.institutionHealth Navigator New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.publication.titleStudies in Health Technology and Informaticsen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Aucklanden_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Navigator New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.institution.studyareaHealth Sciences

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