The future of digitally enabled health coaching: a proposed model

Charalampos Kyfonidis, Marilyn McGee-Lennon

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The epidemic of chronic diseases has started worrying health bodies. The costs of dealing with such a problem (time, money and personnel) are continuously increasing especially with an ageing population. This paper proposes a conceptual large scale digital health coaching intervention model that could be applied by any public health body to design, implement or rationalise digital health coaching solutions. The model aims to support the increase of patient empowerment and the decrease of costs by redistributing the available resources more efficiently across the whole eco-system with the use of Artificial Intelligence coaches. The model is not targeting the replacement of human presence by computers, but a coaching strategy that will enable, assist, promote interaction and help automate (where
needed and possible) resource consuming processes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERACT 2015 Adjunct Proceedings: 15th IFIP TC. 13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction 14-18 September 2015, Bamberg, Germany
EditorsChristoph Beckmann, Tom Gross
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 9 Sep 2015

Publication series

NameContributions of the Faculty Information Systems and Applied Computer Sciences of the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg
PublisherUniversity of Bamberg Press
ISSN (Print)1867-7401


  • health coaching
  • model
  • intervention
  • patient empowerment
  • artificial intelligence
  • chronic diseases
  • health behaviour
  • lifestyle

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