Understanding how end-users engage with Connected Health solutions is key to ensuring their sustainable adoption. Within the CH ecosystem who exactly the ‘end-user’ is varies – it may be a clinician; an administrative member of staff within a healthcare provider; a patient; a carer; or a consumer – amongst others. Exploring end-user attitudes and behaviours; issues of technology acceptance; usability and usefulness are key components of ARCH’s research. Technology co-creation – whereby the end-user is consulted at design phase – is repeatedly found to be best-practice in the development of CH solutions which can truly meet the end-users requirements and which can thereby gain traction in the market-place. Issues of health literacy and patient empowerment are also key area which need to be explored when creating new products – both issues are tied to the wider topics of socio-economic status and its affect on a person’s likelihood to adopt a new CH solution. This includes the complex area of affordability and reimbursement of CH.

Topic 1: Consumer engagement with CH – attitudes and behaviours

Topic 2: Clinical engagement with CH – gap analysis and what influences adoption

The following selection of ARCH Publications, Posters and Blogs are relevant to this research area:

White Papers

Authors
Dr. Daniel Regan (ARCH)

Publication Date
27th July 2016

Link
Full White Paper available here

Executive Summaries

Presentations

Details
Presented by Dr Maria Quinlan at the British Sociological Association Conference 2016

Presentation available here

Blogs

Blogger
By Dr. Nicole Gross, Change Team, ARCH

Read the blog here

Blogger
By Dr. Nicole Gross, Change Team, ARCH

Read the Blog here

Blogger
By Dr Shane O’Donnell, Research Lead, Care Team, ARCH

Read the Blog here

Blogger
By Dr. Anushree Priyadarshini, Change Team, ARCH

Read the Blog here

Blogger
By Etáin Quigley, Research Assistant, Change Team, ARCH

Read the Blog here

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By Patrick Slevin, Ethnographer, Care Team, ARCH

Read the Blog here

Blogger
Dr Maria Quinlan, Research Lead, Change Team, ARCH

Full Blog can be read here