e-Patients Live Longer

The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology

by Nancy B. Finn



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/16/2011

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781462030385
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781462030392
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781462030408

About the Book

e-Patients Live Longer, The Complete Guide to Managing Health Care Using Technology is a comprehensive guidebook on using e-tools to facilitate the complexities of our health care system. The book illustrates how the communication tools that consumers use every day: digital records, email, the Internet, and smartphones are enabling technologies that help patients empower themselves to  take charge of  their health care, communicate with their clinicians,  monitor their chronic conditions and collaborate with their health care team for better outcomes.

“This 2014 update to the original 2011 edition reflects changes to the Affordable Care Act and underscores the breakneck pace of change in both healthcare and technology.  It is a comprehensive, accurate and useful healthcare guide, chock full of statistics, surveys, anecdotal stories including a list of key points and documented sources that close each chapter.” Kirkus Indie Review, June 2014

“The book’s eleven chapters cover everything from managing healthcare costs and records to understanding how preparing for a doctor’s visit has changed over the years and what your legal rights are as a self-advocating patient. The concepts in each chapter are introduced and reinforced with real-life stories that are appropriately suited to each topic.  These illustrative stories make the concepts memorable and empowering.” 

Forward Clarion Review, Sara Budzik, June, 2014

About the Author

Biography Nancy B. Finn, M. Ed Nancy B. Finn is a journalist and thought leader on emerging digital communications in health care and the impact on patient care. She is the Founder and President of Communication Resources, and the author of four books, the most recent is Digital Communication in Medical Practice published by Springer Ltd. Ms Finn is a member of the Board of Overseers at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts and the Society of Participatory Medicine. She holds a master’s degree in Education and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University. She lives in Needham, Massachusetts with her husband, Peter.