Personalized case driven parental education informatics in the NICU

John Chuo, Pavel Sherman, Claire Drain, Casimir Kulikowski

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Abstract

Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) are foreign and intimidating to parents of premature infants. The high levels of anxiety and stress they can produce needs to be reduced by thoughtful advice from healthcare providers (HCPs), to educate parents about their child's condition. Unfortunately time constraints often limit HCPs to only a few minutes with each baby's parents daily-only enough to convey critical information at a high level and with limited depth. Parents searching for more detailed information themselves in the literature over the web have sometimes reported disappointing experiences. We are proposing to improve parental education by patient-centric web methods leveraging the electronic patient record with internet and cell phone technologies. This can be an important informatics resource, complementing and enhancing face-to-face communication through personalization of education and advice to the parents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics
Subtitle of host publicationBuilding Sustainable Health Systems
Pages1437-1441
Number of pages5
Volume129
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007 - Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: Aug 20 2007Aug 24 2007

Other

Other12th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2007
CountryAustralia
CityBrisbane, QLD
Period8/20/078/24/07

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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Chuo, J., Sherman, P., Drain, C., & Kulikowski, C. (2007). Personalized case driven parental education informatics in the NICU. In MEDINFO 2007 - Proceedings of the 12th World Congress on Health (Medical) Informatics: Building Sustainable Health Systems (Vol. 129, pp. 1437-1441)