Special Issue "Better Health Services and Preventive Interventions: eHealth"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
Interests: prevention of risk behavior; health promotion; eHealth; mHealth; digital public health; youth; university students; implementation; innovative interventions
In recent years, eHealth has been proposed as a crucial tool in promoting better health care and prevention and the importance of eHealth has become increasingly evident. The COVID-19 pandemic additionally highlights the relevance of the availability of such services. Services and technologies such as mobile health apps, virtual reality, video consultation services, and social media have the potential to increase the quality of services and interventions, save costs, allow access from a distance and reduce barriers. Moreover, eHealth interventions are uniquely suited for personalization and tailoring of services and information to the individual needs of users. At the same time, they can be overly complex, time-consuming, and exclusive. Therefore, it is essential to learn more about eHealth services and preventive interventions, their effectiveness and implementation. Development of eHealth services and interventions not only requires a feasibility assessment and multi-disciplinary expertise, they further rely on user needs and acceptability. Diverse evaluation approaches, frameworks and tools co-exist to examine the effectiveness of eHealth that also take into account the complexity of technology. So far, little attention has been paid to the implementation of eHealth services and interventions in the real world. The implementation of eHealth needs to be analyzed in depth, since it may result in a loss of impact, harm for users, unnecessary costs, as well as the frustration or rejection of health care.
In this Special Issue, we aim to cover the full spectrum of eHealth-related research that includes theoretical, methodological, original qualitative and quantitative research, as well as review articles.
Dr. Stefanie Maria Helmer
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