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Scales, belts, and pyramids: Back to the future of digital healthcare

Jones, Graham (2021) Scales, belts, and pyramids: Back to the future of digital healthcare. International Journal of Family and Community Medicine, 5 (4). pp. 139-142. ISSN eISSN: 2577-8269


Adoption of digital health technologies has been relatively limited despite their potential to have meaningful impact on health. For deployment to improve patient adherence, it is imperative to link desired behavioral changes to patient value chains, many of which are instilled at an early age. There exists a clear opportunity for parents, schools, and communities to play a mentoring role in the deployment of digital health tools by future generations before they become patients. In addition, for existing adult populations and seniors, appropriate motivating factors can be deployed to inspire effective use of digital adherence tools and contribute to enhanced health outcomes in the immediate future. Coupled with new approaches in managed care the full promise of digital health technologies might then be realized in the nearer term.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: digital health, technology, adherence, behavior, mentoring, wellness
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 00:45
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2021 00:45