eHealth, ICTs, & Collaboration

The exponential growth, variety and sophistication of the information communication technologies (ICTs) plus their growing accessibility are transforming how clinical practitioners, patients, and their families can work together. Social technologies are the ICTs tools that augment the ability of people to communicate and collaborate despite obstacles of geography and time. There is still little empirical research on the impact of social technologies in the case of collaborative health. Defining a set of social technologies with potential for developing, sustaining, and strengthening the collaborative health agenda should prove useful for practitioners and researchers.Two literature review papers focusing on emerging technologies and collaborative health have been accepted for publication and a model to evaluate eHealth initiatives capacity to elicit collaboration are underway under the leadership of Gonzalo Bacigalupe.
 
Lead Researcher: Gonzalo Bacigalupe