Improving health in adolescents with the use of information technologies

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Adolescents are large consumers of communication technologies. The majority of teens today go online to find information, talk to friends via a social media site and play Internet games - many times on their mobile phones. Yet the use of information technologies to reach adolescents for healthcare education and interventions is underutilized. This article aims to demonstrate the potential of using current communication technologies as intervention platforms to improve health in adolescents and makes an argument for more research to determine the effectiveness of consumer health informatics for youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number1199
JournalOnline Journal of Nursing Informatics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication technologies
  • Consumer health informatics
  • Information technologies
  • Internet based applications
  • Patient-centered applications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Informatics
  • Nursing (miscellaneous)


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