Empowerment is the ability to understand and influence your situation. Health IT can be used to empower families and children with respect to a child's health through information gathering and information sharing. The Internet provides a venue for families to find and share information. This idea has also been extended to the health sphere, empowering individuals with access to information and online communities. Here we discuss how families can use health IT to educate and positively influence their children's health.
The resources below provide background reading on health IT and families:
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