ESalud: Designing and implementing culturally competent ehealth research with latino patient populations

David Victorson*, Jennifer Banas, Jeremiah Smith, Lauren Languido, Elaine Shen, Sandra Gutierrez, Evelyn Cordero, Lucia Flores

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eHealth is characterized by technology-enabled processes, systems, and applications that expedite accurate, real-time health information, feedback, and skill development to advance patientcentered care.When designed and applied in a culturally competent manner, eHealth tools can be particularly beneficial for traditionally marginalized ethnic minority groups, such as Latinos, a group that has been identified as being at the forefront of emerging technologyuse in the United States. In this analytic overview, we describe current eHealth research that has been conducted with Latino patient populations. In addition, we highlight cultural and linguistic factors that should be considered duringthe design and implementation of eHealth interventions with this population. With increasing disparities in preventive care information, behaviors, and services, as well as health care access in general, culturally competent eHealth tools hold great promise to help narrow this gap and empower communities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2259-2265
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican journal of public health
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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