Review: Health-care provider preferences for time-sensitive communications from public health agencies

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Review: Health-care provider preferences for time-sensitive communications from public health agencies

Review: Health-care provider preferences for time-sensitive communications from public health agencies

This study suggests that older health care providers prefer to receive communication from public health agencies via email whereas younger providers prefer text messaging.

Because there are not any current evidence-based standards to guide communication between public health agencies and health care providers, it is important to understand preferred communication channels. In a study of providers who contribute to emergency response, e-mail was the preferred mode of message delivery for public health alerts, especially among older providers, followed by text messaging.

|2020-04-28T12:02:48-04:00April 28th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|0 Comments

About the Author: Maria Brann

Maria Brann
Dr. Maria Brann, PhD, MPH, is a professor in the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI and affiliate faculty with the Injury Control Research Center at West Virginia University. She explores the integration of health, interpersonal, and gender communication. Her translational focus and mixed methods approach are woven throughout her health vulnerabilities research, which advocates for more effective communication to improve people’s health and safety. Her primary research interests focus on the study of women’s and ethical issues in health communication contexts and promotion of healthy lifestyle behaviors to improve personal and public health and safety. She researches communication at both the micro and macro levels and studies how communication influences relationships among individuals and with the social world.

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