Informed And Healthy: Theoretical And Applied Perspectives On The Value Of Information To Health Care by Maria G. N. MusokeInformed And Healthy: Theoretical And Applied Perspectives On The Value Of Information To Health Care by Maria G. N. Musoke

Informed And Healthy: Theoretical And Applied Perspectives On The Value Of Information To Health…

byMaria G. N. Musoke

Paperback | June 16, 2016

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Informed and Healthy: Theoretical and Applied Perspectives on the Value of Information to Health Carefocuses on two major issues: the value attributed to information by users and its effect on health care; and, a new model of information behavior in which the value of information drives various information activities (unlike many information models which tend to give prominence to information needs). The inductive development of the model is explained, with associated implications for theory and transferability or applicability elsewhere.

The book uses a case study of the health information system in Uganda and expands the analysis by comparing it to other systems utilized by different countries in diverse levels of development. Topics such as access and use of information; value attribution and effect on health outcomes; and modelling information behavior and its implications on health informatics are discussed in detail. This book is a valuable resource for health professionals, planners, and policy makers, as well as researchers interested in health information systems and their applicability in different environments.



  • Provides a new model of information behaviour that emerges inductively from qualitative data
  • Focuses on value of information rather than information needs
  • Explains in detail the methodological approach used to value attribution
  • Serves as a valuable resource for health professionals, planners, and policy makers, as well as researchers interested in health information systems and their applicability in different environments
Maria Musoke is PhD in Information Science, University of Sheffield, UKProfessor of Information Science at the School of Library and Information Science, Makerere University, Uganda" 1st Ugandan woman to become a Professor of and hold a PhD in Information Science" PhD led to revision of the Slawson and Shaugnessy formula (reported in B...
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Title:Informed And Healthy: Theoretical And Applied Perspectives On The Value Of Information To Health…Format:PaperbackDimensions:186 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 16, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128042907

ISBN - 13:9780128042908

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Table of Contents

Chapter one: Health information in Uganda

Chapter two: Access and use of information by women and health workers

Chapter three: Information activities, value attribution and effect on health outcomes

Chapter four: Modelling information behaviour

Chapter five: Towards new understanding of value attribution and information behaviour