Information about initiatives that use new technology to inform patients should be shared

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7059.753 (Published 21 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:753
  1. Mark Duman, Project officer, “promoting patient choice”,
  2. Simon Wallace, Senior registrar in public health medicine
  1. King's Fund Development Centre, London W1M 0AN

    EDITOR,—Chris Lock's review on the role of information technology in health care focuses on hospital information support systems and highlights the need for evidence in determining the value of information technology applications in health care.1 The many potentially useful, though small scale, systems that are being designed for use directly by patients are often overlooked.

    At a time when the public is demanding more information on health care2 these interactive educational packages are increasingly being developed in hospitals …

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