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Health Literacy and Consumer-Facing Technology: Workshop Summary

National Academy of Medicine. October 28, 2015. Health Literacy and Consumer-Facing Technology: Workshop Summary

The proliferation of consumer-facing technology and personal health information technology has grown steadily over the past decade, making it easier for people to track their fitness and personal health. However, the large volume of health-related information that these devices can generate and input into personal health records can also lead to increased confusion. The goal of this workshop was to explore health literate practices in health information technology and then consider the ramifications of this rapidly growing field on the health literacy of users. The opening address by CRI Senior Advisor for Disruptive Health Technologies Ted Vickey, M.S., led off the workshop, and is included in this summary.