More on Information Therapy

In a recent post, I mentioned a new service sector referred to as "information therapy."

The Center for Information Therapy, a division of Healthwise Inc., describes information therapy as "the prescription of the right information to the right person at the right time to help people make wise health decisions. Unlike free-floating health content on the Web, information therapy prescriptions are delivered to the patient as part of the process of care, with only the information relevant to his or her current moment in care."

Information therapy augments medical care in a way that informs patients about the process of care specific to their illness.  Here are some examples of an Information Prescription (Ix).


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