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Title:Understanding How Vulnerable Populations Use Common Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) to Access Health Care Information
Author(s):Rogers, Michelle; Zach, Lisl; Dalrymple, Prudence W.
Mobile computing
Digital divide
Abstract:The goal of this study is to investigate patterns of internet access via computers and cellular telephones among the population being served by the Drexel University Eleventh (11th) Street Health Center (Here after, the Center) and to determine which Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) will be most appropriate for delivering health care information to this population. This two-part study examines 2 concepts: 1). Which ICTs do patients at the11th Street center use to connect to the internet; 2) How these patients use the internet through the identified ICTs. Results of the project will be used to improve the ways the Center communicates with its patients by developing new approaches for using ICTs that better reflect the existing patterns of use in the population. The study will also provide researchers with a better understanding of the barriers and facilitators to internet access in this vulnerable population.
Issue Date:2010-02-03
Genre:Conference Poster
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-02-25

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