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A Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) Toolbox: Challenges and Implications

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Bakker TA, Ryce AN, Logan RA, Tse T, Hutcherson LY
AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:21-5
Abstract: 

Consumer health informatics (CHI) is a rapidly evolving sub-discipline of medical informatics. Such developing fields typically share common needs, such as harmonizing terms and building a common foundation of research methods and instruments. The authors describe a pilot study to conceptualize and develop a CHI toolbox, a repository of existing methods and instruments across relevant established fields. The challenges encountered in attempting to organize concepts in a nascent, interdisciplinary field are discussed. The authors' experiences in creating a comprehensive CHI toolbox suggests that a larger, concerted effort to develop a similar product by members of the relevant research communities could accelerate the development of common terms, operational definitions, variables and instruments within the CHI field.

Bakker TA, Ryce AN, Logan RA, Tse T, Hutcherson LY. A Consumer Health Informatics (CHI) Toolbox: Challenges and Implications AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:21-5