Human API as a research source in health care
Article first published online: 11 FEB 2014
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Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference Proceedings
Volume 2013, Issue 1, pages 266–281, September 2013
How to Cite
BAEK, K., DUKE, K., LUO, R., LEE, M. and MATHEW, A. (2013), Human API as a research source in health care. Ethnographic Praxis, 2013: 266–281. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-8918.2013.00023.x
- Issue published online: 11 FEB 2014
- Article first published online: 11 FEB 2014
This paper illustrates how the concept of “Human API” can help cancer post-treatment cancer patients with challenges they face once they are released from the hospital. The results and implications of this semester long graduate project will help illuminate how the Human API through its various data collection methods could potentially play a larger role in extended cancer care. The research will also attempt to determine if hyper-connected networks of individual patients could become effective sources of information for health institutions to engage and connect with patients after treatment or surgery.