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Title: Digital health at fifteen : more human (more needed)
Authors: Huckvale, Kit
Majeed, Azeem
Car, Josip
Wang, Jason C.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::Medicine
Digital Health
EHealth
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Huckvale, K., Wang, J. C., Majeed, A., & Car, J. (2019). Digital health at fifteen : more human (more needed). BMC Medicine, 17(1), 62-. doi:10.1186/s12916-019-1302-0
Series/Report no.: BMC Medicine
Abstract: There is growing appreciation that the success of digital health – whether digital tools, digital interventions or technology-based change strategies – is linked to the extent to which human factors are considered throughout design, development and implementation. A shift in focus to individuals as users and consumers of digital health highlights the capacity of the field to respond to secular developments, such as the adoption of person-centred care and consumer health technologies. We argue that this project is not only incomplete, but is fundamentally ‘uncompletable’ in the face of a highly dynamic landscape of both technological and human challenges. These challenges include the effects of consumerist, technology-supported care on care delivery, the rapid growth of digital users in low-income and middle-income countries and the impacts of machine learning. Digital health research will create most value by retaining a clear focus on the role of human factors in maximising health benefit, by helping health systems to anticipate and understand the person-centred effects of technology changes and by advocating strongly for the autonomy, rights and safety of consumers.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/105963
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/48826
DOI: 10.1186/s12916-019-1302-0
Rights: © 2019 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. The Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication waiver(http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/) applies to the data made available in this article, unless otherwise stated.
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