Taking health information behaviour into account in user-centered design of e-health services - key findings from an ongoing research project

Heidi Enwald, Kristina Eriksson-Backa, Noora Hirvonen, Isto Huvila

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Abstract

New e-health services and technologies are developed around the world with expectations of multiple individual and system-wide benefits. Even if there is no single reason why many e-health projects have failed to deliver their expected gains, one central contributing factor has been their narrow focus on technology and a failure to understand the use of e-health in the context of citizens' general health information behaviour. Here we report key findings from the ongoing research project Taking Health Information Behaviour into Account: implications of a neglected element for successful implementation of consumer health technologies on older adults, funded by the Academy of Finland (2015-2020). The project aims at explicating premises for the development of e-health services that are comprehensible, meaningful, and useful in the context of how older adults seek, use and manage information, and more specifically health information, in their everyday lives.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherZenodo
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2020
MoE publication typeO2 Other

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