Designing digital solutions that drive adoption
If any digital patient solution is to have an impact, adoption by its intended end users is critical. Securing adoption might sound simple, but isn’t easy, and requires careful work during the design and development process, as S3 Connected Health’s David Mulligan and Sinéad Ní Mhurchadha explain.
There has been a proliferation of digital patient solutions over recent years, but average user numbers and overall adoption rates are often low.
In a recent survey of more than 1,000 UK clinicians, just 36% said their patients are currently using digital products like diabetes management systems and health-tracking wearables.
However, the NHS staff themselves were overwhelmingly in favour of more use of data-driven technology, with 76% saying they thought it would lead to more accurate monitoring of symptoms and better management of conditions.