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Patient web empowerment index (PWEI): an index for assessment of healthcare providers' web strategies. Case study: PWEI application in Italy.
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PMID:  20841646     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The arrival of the Internet contributes to the growth of new areas for patient empowerment. In the presence of a challenge such as this, we nevertheless note that the adequacy and characteristics of the web strategies of healthcare providers have, up to the present, not been subjected to thoroughgoing critical analysis. The aim of this paper is to: (a) provide an analysis of the key factors of an efficient web strategy for healthcare organizations with regard to the issue of patient empowerment (b) build a concise indicator for measuring the degree of empowerment potential of healthcare providers' web sites (Patient Web Empowerment Index -PWEI-). PWEI was calculated in order to assess the web sites of 340 Italian National Health Service healthcare organizations, the aim being the appraisal of the current degree of maturity of their web strategies in relation to potentials for an effective increase in patient empowerment.
Luca Buccoliero; Elena Bellio; Anna Prenestini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Studies in health technology and informatics     Volume:  160     ISSN:  0926-9630     ISO Abbreviation:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-15     Completed Date:  2010-12-31     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9214582     Medline TA:  Stud Health Technol Inform     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  38-42     Citation Subset:  T    
Css-Lab Bocconi and SDA Bocconi, School of Management, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Health Education / statistics & numerical data*
Internet / utilization*
Organizational Case Studies
Patient Participation / utilization*
Power (Psychology)*

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