Involving patients in digital health research

The potential for digital health solutions is great for chronic conditions, however most of these technologies are often underused due to a lack of understanding of the patient's needs and expectations. The use of participatory methods to involve patients is key to create meaningful interventions that reach the target goals.

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Other Finnish

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Riitta ja Jorma J. Takasen Foundation

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University of Oulu

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Project description

The project focuses on supporting patient involving in the design of digital therapeutics by creating "patient representatives" who are part of the research and development team. Their involvement ensures that patient interests shape the overall projects direction and result in active participation.