Dissemination of health information is governed by complex social issues, structured pricing, and information technology.
Factors comprising a new paradigm for examining Consumer Health Information (CHI) are presented.
The provision of CHI services in libraries (public, academic, hospital) and services provided by health information networks are described in relationship to specific programs.
Problems related to the provision of information services are outlined.
Outcomes of the Raven Study which provided baseline data for understanding early CHI networks including a description of the « Utopian Health Information Network » are summarized.
Print and electronic current awareness resources have been included as an appendix.
Mots-clés Pascal : Information biomédicale, Diffusion information, Bibliothèque, Service information, Malade, Politique information, Formation utilisateur, Réseau bibliothèque, Bibliothécaire, Rôle professionnel, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Biomedical information, Information dissemination, Library, Information service, Patient, Information policy, User training, Library network, Librarian, Occupational role, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 93-0651484
Code Inist : 001A01G. Création : 199406.