ICT&health May 14, 2022
Artur Olesch

While some of the factors impacting patients’ adoption of mHealth tools may be hard to influence – e.g. intrinsic motivation or a person’s locus of control – others can be shifted to facilitate adoption and harness the potential benefits of these novel technologies.

A study “Sociotechnical Factors Affecting Patients’ Adoption of Mobile Health Tools: Systematic Literature Review and Narrative Synthesis”, published in JMIR mHealth and uHealth, investigated the literature to understand the factors affecting patients’ adoption of mHealth tools from technical, social, and health perspectives.

Summary:

  • Mobile health tools have emerged as a promising health care technology that may contribute to cost savings, better access to care, and enhanced clinical outcomes; however, it is essential to ensure their acceptance...

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