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    Spotlight on AJN 2011 Book of the Year Award Winner: Health Technology Literacy

    Posted by Katie Hennessy on Jun 19, 2012, 10:33:34 AM

    Recipient of the prestigious American Journal of Nursing 2011 Book of the Year Award, Health Technology Literacy: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice by Maryalice Jordan-Marsh examines the wide range of resources used by health consumers to inform and support their decisions around their own health care. Today’s health consumer is self-monitoring, building supportive social networks online or via cell phone, and engaging in treatment using interactive programs online, on CD or related media. Using evidence-based practice and relevant theories, the text analyzes the trend for health care systems to be reactive, while consumers are proactively seeking the health care information they feel they deserve.

    Read what your colleagues are saying about Health Technology Literacy: A Transdisciplinary Framework for Consumer-Oriented Practice:

    "...a 'must read' for anyone who cares about the future of health and health care, and how technology is already shaping a new consumer-oriented vision of that future.  As one of today’s leading scholars in the area of 'consumer-facing health technologies,' Dr. Jordan-Marsh has written a book that helps the rest of us understand how taking better care of ourselves is being played out in the digital age. Critical topics such as telehealth,  personal health records, serious games and the emergence of a vast array of 'self-care' devices are presented in a framework that transcends traditional disciplines and presents an exciting new perspective on what’s happening at the intersection of technology and health." - Katharyn A. May, DNSc, RN, FAAN, Professor and Dean, School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    “...arrives at the perfect historical moment. Technological solutions will certainly be high on the list for social workers, nurses, health care administrators, and public health advocates seeking to simultaneously improve access to quality health care, reduce health disparities, and contain spiraling costs. Jordan-Marsh obligingly and articulately introduces us to the range of available options and demonstrates how to harness technology to improve collaboration, enhance prevention, and empower consumers with self management tools. She has pre-envisioned the future and her wisdom comes just in the nick of time.” - Jacqueline B. Mondros, D.S.W., Dean and Professor, Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College, CUNY

    "Maryalice Jordan-Marsh has done a masterful survey of new technologies for health promotion and delivery of health care services. The chapters on home monitoring devices and games for health in particular are cutting edge and leverage the author’s distinctive interdisciplinary interests which span fields as diverse as social work, nursing, communications, and game studies. Her approach combines meticulous scholarship with an accessible writing style that will satisfy researchers, clinicians, and those in allied health professions. " - Margaret McLaughlin, Ph.D., Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California

    "Care transitions are increasingly seen as the fulcrum of best practice in health care.  Dr. Jordan-Marsh presents a model for empowerment during transitions in the new digital technology era.  The book, Health Technology Literacy, will equip leaders in case management from any discipline to grasp the opportunities provided by an ecological perspective on health technology. A must for interdisciplinary teams where the consumer is the center." - Sharon Mass, Ph.D., ACM, Director Case Management, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; President Elect, American Case Management Association

    Interested in learning more? Visit our website, read an interview with the author, or request your complimentary review copy today.

    Topics: AJN, Award, Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, Health literacy, transdisciplinary, Katharyn A. May, Margaret McLaughlin, E-Health, Evidence based-practice, Jacqueline B. Mondros, Personal health records, Telehealth

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