Health Digital Inclusion and Patient-centered Care Readiness in the USA


Patient-centered care is a relatively new form of healthcare that empowers people when they receive services, but patients must get ready for the active roles they are going to play in order to participate. Based on a literature review, this study conceptualizes that patient-centered care readiness has two basic capabilities: (1) health information access and (2) coordination and communication.

Learning Objectives:

1. To discuss the issue of health digital inclusion in the era of patient-centered care.

2. To examine how patients’ physiological, population, socioeconomic and healthcare characteristics may influence patient-centered care readiness in terms of informational capability and communicative capability.

3. To compare traditional generalized linear modeling (GLM) and data mining approach for big data analysis based on the results obtained with logistic regression and classification tree methods.