July 23, 2019
It is widely known that the true success of digital health initiatives ultimately depends on end-user acceptance, motivation and engagement. The harsh reality is that only a fraction of eHealth solutions reaches the user, a smaller fraction of those is being adopted, while an even smaller fraction passes the line of “initial adoption” and achieves sustainability. This reality holds equally for...
June 29, 2018
Online social networks are becoming an increasingly prevalent strategy for public health and other stakeholders to cut down unhealthy behaviors. Whether they’re built for a mainstream audience or to address the issues of a focused patient population, these digital communities all share a major challenge: members who aren’t interested in participating.
“Poor engagement in a digital behavior change...
November 1, 2009
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic," Jeffrey L. Sturchio, President and CEO of the Global Health Council declared at the Foundation for the NIH's mHealth Summit (mHS09) in Washington D.C. last week. Sturchio noted that the quote is a famous statement made by British physicist and science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke. Sturchio explained that after attending...