Vision: Mobile eHealth learning and intervention platform

Mohamed Abdelrazek, Amani Ibrahim, Andrew Cain, John Grundy

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Abstract

Face-to-face health educational and intervention programs are helpful in addressing mental and physical illness challenges in focused groups. However, these programs are expensive, resource-intensive and struggle with scalability and reachability, leading to limited take-up and short-term impact. Digital Health Intervention (DHI) programs incorporate the use of technology - mobile, web, wearables, virtual and augmented reality - to address these limitations while being more cost-effective. DHIs have shown major success in improving physical and mental health outcomes for the general public as well as reducing adverse outcomes or high-risk groups. However, it is still very challenging and expensive to design and run high quality mobile-based DHI programs, in part due to the lack of technical skills of researchers in this field. Our proposed mobile eHealth Learning and Intervention Platform (eHeLP) aims to address these challenges with a novel approach that allows health researchers to focus on their studies, and participants to have access to multiple health programs that meet their needs. The platform caters for identified stakeholders in the DHI field and encourages the development of a new health-tech industry. We present our vision eHeLP, why this idea is worth further research, risks we perceive, and next steps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 5th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems, MOBILESoft 2018
Subtitle of host publicationGothenburg, Sweden 27-28 May 2018
EditorsGrace Lewis , Itai Segall
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages252-256
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781450357128
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018
EventInternational Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems 2018 - Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 27 May 201828 May 2018
Conference number: 5th
https://mobilesoftconf.org/2018/ (conference website)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems 2018
Abbreviated titleMOBILESoft 2018
CountrySweden
CityGothenburg
Period27/05/1828/05/18
Internet address

Keywords

  • Digital Health Intervention
  • eHealth Marketplace
  • Health Analytics
  • mHealth

Cite this

Abdelrazek, M., Ibrahim, A., Cain, A., & Grundy, J. (2018). Vision: Mobile eHealth learning and intervention platform. In G. Lewis , & I. Segall (Eds.), Proceedings - 2018 ACM/IEEE 5th International Conference on Mobile Software Engineering and Systems, MOBILESoft 2018: Gothenburg, Sweden 27-28 May 2018 (pp. 252-256). IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1145/3197231.3197262