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Unlocking the digital front door - keys to inclusive healthcare

Unlocking the digital front door – keys to inclusive healthcare

This report explores how the move to remote service models impacted people – the report explores how some organisations are doing this but also asks how we can support inclusion and flexibility further. This report includes a literature review, personal narratives, a call to action and infograpghics which centre around the importance of learning from others and doing remote virtual care to the same high quality as in-person health service delivery.

Our path to health for all: Australia in 2030

Our path to health for all: Australia in 2030

This is a joint project from the MJA and Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth). The supplement and included chapters outlines a bold vision for the future of health and health promotion in Australia, including a focus on digital technologies.

10 practical lessons for implementing digital innovations - learning from the Care City test bed

10 practical lessons for implementing digital innovations – learning from the Care City test bed

This report is a practical guide to implementing digital health solutions based on the experience of a group from the Nuffield Trust. This summary outlines 10 key lessons for the implementation, adoption, and spread of digital innovations in health and social care services. The lessons are designed to support policy makers, commissioners, innovators and service providers keen to integrate technology into health and social care services to successfully embed innovations into care pathways. However, they will not be universally relevant to every innovation, context and stakeholder, all of the time.

Theories Informing eHealth Implementation: Systematic Review and Typology Classification

Theories Informing eHealth Implementation: Systematic Review and Typology Classification

This systematic review identified the theories that inform and explain eHealth implementation; finding 36 theories used to explain implementation approaches in eHealth – the most common being the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) and the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT). The majority of theories predominantly focused on predicting or explaining end-user acceptance, whereas, the broader social and structural processes were less common. This paper calls for more research using these less common frameworks so the successful implementation of eHealth can be maximised.

Digital disruption of dietetics: are we ready?

Digital disruption of dietetics: are we ready?

Here, the authors outline how digital health is disrupting the traditional model of nutrition care delivery and outline the potential for dietitians to not only embrace digital disruption, but also take ownership in shaping it, aiming to enhance patient care. An overview is provided of digital health concepts and disruptive technologies according to the four steps in the NCP: nutrition assessment, diagnosis, intervention, and monitoring and evaluation.

Spread, scale-up, and sustainability of video Consulting in Health Care

Spread, scale-up, and sustainability of video Consulting in Health Care

This systematic review and synthesis is guided by the NASSS framework, and sought to do the following:

  1. Review and synthesize reported opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned in the scale-up, spread, and sustainability of video consultations.
  2. Identify transferable insights that can inform policy and practice.
Changing Behavior in the Digital Age

Changing Behavior in the Digital Age

Digital approaches to support behavioural change range from informational resources, through self-guided programs or apps, to digitally-delivered or guided human interventions. However, many digital tools have no quality or efficacy data, and more agile ways to obtain data are needed. This article discussed what digital tools can do for behavioural change, and what are the key issues to consider.

Digital Technology to Reduce the Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders

Digital Technology to Reduce the Prevalence of Mental Health Disorders

This article described a possible solution for improving mental health using digital intervention, and used the example of eating disorders in young people to illustrate how this solution could be implemented at scale. You can find in this article an interesting discussion of system, practitioner-related, and other issues related to the adaptation of mental health digital interventions.

Creation of a Scale to Assess the Potential of Apps to Promote Behavior Change

Creation of a Scale to Assess the Potential of Apps to Promote Behavior Change

Using mobile phone apps to promote behavior change is becoming increasingly common. However, there is no clear way to rate apps against their behavior change potential. This systematic review aimed to develop a reliable, theory-based scale that can be used to assess the behavior change potential of smartphone apps.

Mobile App Rating Scale: A New Tool for Assessing the Quality of Health Mobile Apps

Mobile App Rating Scale: A New Tool for Assessing the Quality of Health Mobile Apps

The use of mobile apps for health and well being promotion has grown exponentially in recent years. Yet, there is currently no app-quality assessment tool beyond “star”-ratings. This study aimed to develop a reliable, multidimensional measure for trialling, classifying, and rating the quality of mobile health apps.

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