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Using Foresight to develop eHealth intervention implementation strategy

Singla, Arpit (2023) Using Foresight to develop eHealth intervention implementation strategy. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Singla, Arpit

One of the key focus areas of the National Dementia Strategy, released by the Canadian government in 2019, is improving informal caregivers' quality of life through better support. While an array of services are available to support them, it’s usually up to caregivers to find them and navigating through a fragmented health and social support system can be challenging, time-consuming, frustrating, and often ineffective.

Innovative approaches and eHealth interventions that can provide easy, timely, and need-based access to knowledge resources, enhances and safeguards care capacity among informal caregivers, reducing stress and depression levels, delaying nursing home placements, improving mood and their quality of life (Brodaty & Donkin, 2009). Innovations in technology are becoming a crucial element in improving support for and the well-being of family caregivers but
a number of social, cultural, ethical, and technical issues complicate the rapid emergence of new technologies which affects its adoption, implementation, and scalability.

Using a participatory foresight approach, this research project speculates futures, 15 years from now, to explore and envision an implementation model for eHealth services for informal Dementia caregivers in Ontario. At a time when technology innovations present significant challenges and opportunities, the purpose is to identify leverage points that will inspire and inform organizations, developers, researchers, healthcare providers, and innovators interested in translating knowledge into practice by designing sustainable and resilient eHealth interventions. This has been accomplished by understanding the needs of informal caregivers, implications of emerging technologies, and factors affecting implementation of eHealth solutions that support informal caregivers.

Date: 1 May 2023
Uncontrolled Keywords: foresight, healthcare, dementia, scenario planning, ehealth
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Strategic Foresight and Innovation
Date Deposited: 08 May 2023 15:16
Last Modified: 08 May 2023 15:16
URI: https://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/4115

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