Psychological Empowerment of Patients with Chronic Diseases: The Role of Digital Integration

Xiadong Deng, Jiban Khuntia, Kaushik Ghosh
2013 International Conference on Information Systems  
Information technology (IT) is enabling better healthcare delivery and care. However, the role of IT in managing chronic diseases is still unclear. Chronic diseases are a challenge today, accounting for a huge cost burden in the United States. This article is focused on addressing the research question that how digital integration can play a role in enhancing patients' psychological empowerment to manage a chronic disease. Based on existing literature, we develop a conceptual research model
more » ... provides antecedents and consequences of psychological empowerment for chronic disease treatment, and suggest a mediating role of digital integration through three tenets of digitization, mobilization and personalization. We develop a set of propositions based on the research model, and suggest a set of measurable constructs to test the propositions. A research methodology is introduced with a plan for the empirical analysis. Contributions and implications of this study are discussed.
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