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
This systematic review and synthesis is guided by the NASSS framework, and sought to do the following:
- Review and synthesize reported opportunities, challenges, and lessons learned in the scale-up, spread, and sustainability of video consultations.
- Identify transferable insights that can inform policy and practice.
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
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
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
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.