Review on the role of social support in health information systems

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Abstract

Social support is the physical and emotional comfort given to someone in times of need or crisis and it is exceptionally important for maintaining good physical and mental health. Despite the contribution and intelligence of technology, which has led to the availability and offer of various types of social support systems, they are still not widely known to many. These support systems are currently available in many versions such as in tablets and smartphones where many health information systems have been created specifically to accommodate to the necessity of current mobile healthcare consumers. This paper systematically reviews the role of social support provided via health information systems. Related studies found in different databases such as IEEE Xplore, ACM Digital Library, Springer, ScienceDirect, Cambridge University Press, John Wiley and Sons, were picked out for the review. A total of one hundred and forty four studies were evaluated and filtered in line with the objective of this study that is to analyze the types of social support provided and its role in health information systems. Results obtain from the study reveals that social support is a vital component to be incorporated in any novel health information system. The results from this study will be used to create a social support framework that could be useful to the health application developers and healthcare stakeholders in designing a social support based self-care application to manage more effectively specific diseases and medical conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSocial Transformation through Data Science, ICRIIS 2017
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781509030354
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 03 Aug 2017
Event5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2017 - Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Duration: 16 Jul 201717 Jul 2017

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS
ISSN (Print)2324-8149
ISSN (Electronic)2324-8157

Other

Other5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS 2017
CountryMalaysia
CityLangkawi, Kedah
Period16/07/1717/07/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Information Systems

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    Visvalingam, A., Ranjit Singh, J. S., & Gunasekaran, S. S. (2017). Review on the role of social support in health information systems. In 5th International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems: Social Transformation through Data Science, ICRIIS 2017 [8002455] (International Conference on Research and Innovation in Information Systems, ICRIIS). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICRIIS.2017.8002455