Keywords:Health Information Technology, Health Literacy, Health Education
Motivation/Background: Information system has been expanding globally at an unstoppable rate. Different apps are being developed daily in the quest to educate people about health determinants that could guarantee quality lifestyle for all. However, health literacy is an extremely important factor that must be taking into account when providing this health information.
Method: Extensive literature review was completed using, Cochrane, Medline, Elsevier and Psych info. Articles were selected based on information that include health literacy and health information technology.
Results: The findings report barriers and benefits that exist when using health information technology to educate people on healthy lifestyle. Health literacy creates elicit more understanding for consumers.
Conclusion: patients who fall into the category of vulnerable population face multiple challenges caused by health disparities and obstacles with health literacy. Implementation health literacy into our daily practice can be impactful to positive patients’ health outcomes.
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