Building a Case for Using Technology: Health Literacy and Patient Education

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Executive SummaryThe interplay of a mobile population can affect the quality of patient outcomes and the economics of health care delivery significantly.Helping patients with limited English proficiency understand the basics of self-care for optimal health will continue to be a challenge in the delivery of the highest quality nursing care.Becoming familiar with high-quality, peer-reviewed, and reliable health education materials and Web sites is the responsibility of every health care provider so that patients receive culturally and linguistically appropriate resources to support healthy lifestyles and choices.

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