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Co-design of a mobile health app for heart failure: perspectives from the team


Woods, L and Roehrer, E and Duff, J and Walker, K and Cummings, E, Co-design of a mobile health app for heart failure: perspectives from the team, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 266 pp. 183-188. ISSN 0926-9630 (2019) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.3233/SHTI190792


Using a Design Thinking and co-design methodology, hospital staff and consumers developed a novel mobile health app for heart failure self-management. Various stakeholders engaged in three development stages: interviews, design workshops and prototype iterations. Eleven of 18 co-design team members reflected on the co-design process and design outcomes. A total of 144 data points were collected: 96 about the co-design process and 48 about the design outcomes. Successes and failures reflect the strengths and weaknesses of operationalising codesign in practice. Overall, participants were surprised the design outcomes were achieved. The app was considered a supportive tool for meaningful self-monitoring and patients believed the app would be applicable to their situations. Our findings suggest that local co-design can be achieved through meaningful partnerships, and managing stakeholders was key to the projectís success.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:co-design, patient engagement, participatory design, heart failure, digital health, mobile app, evaluation
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Nursing
Research Field:Nursing not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Provision of health and support services
Objective Field:Palliative care
UTAS Author:Woods, L (Mrs Leanna Woods)
UTAS Author:Roehrer, E (Dr Erin Roehrer)
UTAS Author:Walker, K (Professor Kim Walker)
UTAS Author:Cummings, E (Associate Professor Liz Cummings)
ID Code:135054
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Health Sciences
Deposited On:2019-09-25
Last Modified:2020-08-20
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