Contextual factors and challenges to e-health literacy

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Abstract

We live in a digital world or digital era. Hence, People will argue that not only do information communication technologies (ICTs) make e-health possible but rather that it is an innovation advance whose time has come. Notwithstanding, e-health while hoping to create well needed improvement in health care, it is rife with certain challenges which are not limited to e-health literacy. However, this paper looks specifically at e-health literacy. The paper, in particular overviews e-health while addressing the impacts of key contextual factors that impacts e-health and e-health literacy regarding the propensity to adopt and use e-health in LEDCs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)616-628
Number of pages13
JournalKnowledge Management and E-Learning
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Contextual factors
  • Contextual variables
  • ICTs
  • Informatics
  • e-Health
  • e-Health adoption
  • e-Health challenges
  • e-Health literacy

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