Patient-centered applications: use of information technology to promote disease management and wellness. A white paper by the AMIA knowledge in motion working group

J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 Jan-Feb;15(1):8-13. doi: 10.1197/jamia.M2492. Epub 2007 Oct 18.


Advances in information technology (IT) enable a fundamental redesign of health care processes based on the use and integration of electronic communication at all levels. New communication technologies can support a transition from institution centric to patient-centric applications. This white paper defines key principles and challenges for designers, policy makers, and evaluators of patient-centered technologies for disease management and prevention. It reviews current and emerging trends; highlights challenges related to design, evaluation, reimbursement and usability; and reaches conclusions for next steps that will advance the domain.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Disease Management*
  • Health Promotion / methods
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Medical Informatics / economics
  • Medical Informatics / ethics
  • Medical Informatics Applications*
  • Medical Records Systems, Computerized
  • Patient-Centered Care* / economics
  • Patient-Centered Care* / ethics
  • Public Policy
  • Telemedicine
  • United States