Patient information systems that tailor to the individual

Diana S. Bental, Alison Cawsey, Ray Jones

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The potential of computers in patient education has been well described by Skinner et al. One of their recommendations was for more personalised systems. In this article we discuss how computer-based patient information systems can provide material that is tailored to the individual, giving a number of examples of systems developed in Scotland. We review some of the techniques used in developing tailored systems, and consider the evidence to date as to their efficacy. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-180
Number of pages10
JournalPatient Education and Counseling
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 1999


  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computers
  • Multimedia
  • Patient education
  • Tailoring


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