The effect of changing information technology on doctor-patient communication

Málovics Éva and Kincsesné Vajda Beáta: The effect of changing information technology on doctor-patient communication.

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Information technology is changing rapidly worldwide and likewise in healthcare. The digital revolution will have a great impact on how physicians interact with patients. The Internet has become a powerful healthcare tool for many people. This will have an important effect on doctor-patient communication, and the transformation of these relationships has become a fundamental question. Due to these changes, an e-patient movement has evolved. This process requires a significant change in the attitude of patients as well as physicians. After a literature research, in order to explore how participants in the Hungarian healthcare system stand with this issue, we conducted in-depth interviews with six highly educated patients with serious illness and with four doctors. We used the grounded theory method to discover the characteristics in the doctor-patient communication. Our results show that some elements of becoming an e-patient have appeared on the patient side, but the habitual barriers of paternalistic doctor-patient communication overwrite these efforts on both sides.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Heading title: Innovation
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the Central European PhD Workshop on Technological Change and Development
Date: 2020
Volume: 4
ISBN: 978-963-306-741-3
Page Range: pp. 210-222
Language: English
Publisher: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Doctoral School in Economics
Place of Publication: Szeged
Event Title: Central European PhD Workshop on Technological Change and Development
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Szeged
Event Dates: 2019. április
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Információs társadalom, Technológiai fejlődés, Orvos-beteg kapcsolat
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 221-222. ; ill. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 05. Social sciences
05. Social sciences > 05.08. Media and communications
Date Deposited: 2022. Dec. 06. 10:36
Last Modified: 2022. Dec. 06. 10:36

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