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Tensions ahead: how do we build feasible digital health systems that are person-centred and usable?


Almond, H and Long, K and Leroux, G, Tensions ahead: how do we build feasible digital health systems that are person-centred and usable?, Nurses and Midwives in the Digital Age: Selected Papers, Posters and Panels from the 15th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, 27-29 July 2020, Virtual Conference, Online (Brisbane, Australia), pp. 236-238. ISBN 978-1-64368-220-4 (2021) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Globally, the term person-centred care has become all-pervasive across healthcare delivery. It has been suggested that it has become synonymous with good quality care. The term is used frequently in the aims and objectives for healthcare service and provision, although what lies behind the rhetoric in terms of practice may be questionable. Further, in an environment which is becoming increasingly dependent on technology, the interaction needs the user experience of both consumer and healthcare provider. There is a challenge as national surveys of health professionals continue to criticize the usability of digital health interfaces. This panel discussion aims to highlight the factors, which should be considered when designing health information interfaces as person-centred for all users. Drawing on our panelís expertise, we suggest interfaces need to consider two main factors: personalization and user acceptance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:digital heath systems, person-centred, user experiences
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Health services and systems
Research Field:Health informatics and information systems
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Evaluation of health and support services
Objective Field:Evaluation of health and support services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Almond, H (Dr Helen Almond)
ID Code:148533
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Australian Institute of Health Service Management
Deposited On:2022-01-20
Last Modified:2022-09-09
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