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Authors: Izak van Zyl and Retha de la Harpe

Affiliation: Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

ISBN: 978-989-758-010-9

Keyword(s): Health Information Needs, Health Intermediaries, Mobile Application Design, Context.

Related Ontology Subjects/Areas/Topics: Biomedical Engineering ; Design and Development Methodologies for Healthcare IT ; Distributed and Mobile Software Systems ; Health Engineering and Technology Applications ; Health Information Systems ; Home Care & Health Networks ; Mobile Technologies ; Mobile Technologies for Healthcare Applications ; Neural Rehabilitation ; Neurotechnology, Electronics and Informatics ; Software Engineering

Abstract: Health intermediaries in emerging contexts exhibit a diversity of information needs in conducting their professional duties. There is limited understanding, however, as to the complex needs of these groups. Furthermore, there is still a paucity of research on supporting the information needs of intermediaries via technological means. This paper employs a qualitative meta-analysis in unpacking the dynamism of intermediary practice in South Africa. The authors consider mobile application design in accessing and using health information. A number of critical design considerations are presented, including the role of context as a static and dynamic modality. The authors ultimately derive an information model, which assimilates four intersecting dimensions of context.

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Paper citation in several formats:
van Zyl I. and de la Harpe R. (2014). Mobile Application Design for Health Intermediaries - Considerations for Information Access and Use.In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014) ISBN 978-989-758-010-9, pages 323-328. DOI: 10.5220/0004800803230328

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author={Izak van Zyl and Retha de la Harpe},
title={Mobile Application Design for Health Intermediaries - Considerations for Information Access and Use},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)},
year={2014},
pages={323-328},
publisher={SciTePress},
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doi={10.5220/0004800803230328},
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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2014)
TI - Mobile Application Design for Health Intermediaries - Considerations for Information Access and Use
SN - 978-989-758-010-9
AU - van Zyl I.
AU - de la Harpe R.
PY - 2014
SP - 323
EP - 328
DO - 10.5220/0004800803230328

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