Consumer Health Informatics in Third World countries
Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Wetter
Partner: University of Minnesota
Patients in third world countries can be supported in their health related behaviors and decisions with low requirements in terms of effort and resources, e.g. SMS. First experiences show that a large variation of services is already being offered. However, while environmental conditions seem to be comparable we find success and failure next to each other. We also see astoundingly different levels of activity in apparently similar countries. We are investigating, what kinds of reasons may explain that diversity and how knowledge about success factors can be exchanged between contributing authors in different countries.
Staff: L. Zhu, T. Wetter