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Health Literacy, eHealth, and Communication: Putting the Consumer First: Workshop Summary.

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Institute of Medicine (US) Roundtable on Health Literacy.

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Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2009.
The National Academies Collection: Reports funded by National Institutes of Health.

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The Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy serves to educate the public, press, and policy makers regarding issues of health literacy. Given the importance of health literacy issues in eHealth, the Roundtable decided to hold a workshop to explore and discuss strategies for improving the ways in which information and communication technologies address the needs of those with low health literacy and language barriers. A planning group designed a workshop to answer the following questions: What is the current status of communications technology, particularly electronic records systems? What are the challenges of communication technology used for populations with low health literacy? What are the strategies for increasing the benefit of these technologies for populations with low health literacy?

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