Consumer Use of Computerized Applications to Address Health and Health Care Needs. V. What is necessary to expand health IT use?


To fill in gaps in health IT use across populations and to increase the overall prevalence of use, several challenges must be addressed. These include making sure consumers have access to computers and ability to use them, increasing awareness about health IT, reducing financial and technical barriers, and ensuring privacy and quality of applications to make them more appealing to consumers and providers.

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