BIS Seminar: Professor Guy Paré
Cognitive, Emotional and Behavioural Reactions of Chronic Patients to IT-Based Self Management Systems and How They can Affect Patients' Self-management Performance
Chronic diseases have become an increasing global challenge and due to their strong impact on health statuses and health care expenditures, there is growing interest in self-management (SM) programs which can provide patients with the necessary knowledge, skills, and confidence to deal with disease-related problems. Interestingly, IT-based systems are also being increasingly used in SM programs as they are thought to be useful for providing integrated patient support by enabling continuous monitoring and feedback, combined with online access to reliable medical information and resources, as well as by facilitating two-way communication and information exchange between patients and healthcare providers.
Guy Paré is a Full Professor of Information Technology Management and holds the Research Chair in Digital Health at HEC Montréal. The primary mission of the Research Chair is to develop new knowledge in the area of health IT to enable clinicians, decision makers, policy makers, and governments to use our finite resources more effectively and efficiently, with a view to providing better, safer and more consistent patient care services. Developing new knowledge in the area of digital health not only improves Canada’s scientific leadership, but also enables clinicians, decision makers, policy makers, and governments to use our finite resources more effectively and efficiently, with a view to providing better, safer and more consistent patient care services. Professor Paré’s work has appeared in top-ranked journals including MIS Quarterly, Journal of the Association for Information Systems, European Journal of Information Systems, The Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Journal of Medical Internet Research. Over the years, his expertise in digital health has been sought by numerous organizations including the World Health Organization, the Department of Health in France, Canada Health Infoway, INESSS, and the Québec Ministry of Health and Social Services. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 2012.