Rebecca Grinter, Katie Siek, Andrea Grimes
The past decade has seen an explosion of health-related, human-centered computing research and practice focused on wellness (e.g., good nutrition and exercise promotion) to help people avoid the need for medical care. And while health informatics may appear to be the obvious home for these activities, it is a discipline that has focused on the design and evaluation of systems to process health care data and, through that, aid in patient treatment. Given the ubiquity of wellness systems, we think it's time to create a wellness informatics community of researchers and practitioners, and through this define opportunities and challenges…
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