What would encourage people to adopt telehealth?

We explored the user needs and adoption barriers for a new telehealth and telecare service run by an NHS Trust.

As a Research Fellow at the University of Bedfordshire, Dr Chloe Sharp and the team published the findings in BMC Health Services Research. We found that referrers had a large role to play in the decision-making process and reassurance was needed throughout the process as older patients had negative feelings toward the technology.

We suggested a need for continued development and innovation of the usability and functionality of the equipment and to motivate other sections of the public that could benefit from these products.

2
publications
Mixed
users and non-users
30
interviews

Highlights:

  • Users and non-users involved in user research
  • Telehealth and telecare service delivery improved through a better understanding of user needs
  • 30 interviews
  • 2 publications

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