Meaningful digital health interventions: bridging digital divides via tailored design

Steven Buchanan, Cara Jardine, Ian Ruthven

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Addressing issues of low digital literacy, access and use, this paper reports on an exploratory project that sought to develop a prototype tailored digital portal to facilitate meaningful digital interventions between young mothers and their support workers. The projects responds to calls for “person-based” and “persuasive” approaches to digital health interventions (e.g. Yardely et al, 2015) and recognition that “more work is needed to create successful [digital health] engagement strategies” (e.g. O’Conner et al, 2016, p1).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Annual Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Systems 2017 Symposium
Place of PublicationAustin
Number of pages7
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 3 Feb 2017
Event 8th Annual Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Systems symposium - AT&T Executive Education & Conference Center, Austin, United States
Duration: 6 Apr 20177 Apr 2017


Conference 8th Annual Innovation in Healthcare Delivery Systems symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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  • digital health
  • design thinking
  • information behaviour
  • information literacy
  • information intermediary

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