Planning Digital Health Interventions: digital collection of patient-reported measures from older adults

Gayanika Hettiarachchi Senarath, Pari Delir Haghighi, Denise O'Connor, David Snowdon, Velandai Srikanth

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Digital Health Interventions (DHIs) have great potential to improve health and healthcare delivery. However, achieving digital change in healthcare is challenging, and careful planning is needed to ensure its success. Existing approaches for planning DHIs lack attention to ĝ€ complexity' that considers the heterogeneity of agents (e.g. people, process, technology and new behaviours), interactions between these agents and iterative adaptations of these interactions. In this paper, we present a novel methodology to explore the planning of digital change in healthcare by utilising evidence-, theory- and enhanced person-based approaches that aim to address the limited evidence on iterative approaches to planning digital change, elicitation of wider stakeholder views and involvement of vulnerable populations in planning of digital change. We aim to apply this methodology in the context of planning digital patient-reported measures collection systems for older adults aged 65 years and above to report their health status and experiences, in a public health community rehabilitation care setting.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2022 Australasian Computer Science Week, ACSW 2022
EditorsDavid Abramson, Minh Ngoc Dinh
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450396066
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022
EventAustralasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM) 2022 - Online, Australia
Duration: 14 Feb 202218 Feb 2022
Conference number: 15th (Website)


ConferenceAustralasian Workshop on Health Informatics and Knowledge Management (HIKM) 2022
Abbreviated titleHIKM 2022
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  • Complexity Science
  • Digital Health Intervention
  • Electronic Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Electronic PROMs
  • Intervention Planning
  • Patient-reported Measures

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