Electronic Health (eHealth) is a rapidly growing phenomenon worldwide. There are many benefits and limitations that have come with the use of information and communication technology for health. In this paper we conclude that eHealth could be more impactful if countries or responsible institutions could develop policies and increase funding to ensure tailor-made effective solutions are developed and implemented.
Theorizing On Self-Efficacy Through Technology (SETT Theory)
This article discusses a new world view towards technological solutions for health. The paper proposes the Self-Efficacy Through Technology (SETT) Theory as a complementing worldview to both previous and current theories including diffusion of innovation in health care. The position of the SETT theory is as a hybrid approach between diffusion of innovations and self-efficacy theory.
Does Message-Based Communication Through Mobile Phones for Medication and Treatment Adherence Improve Health Outcomes? A Systematic Review
Medical non-adherence has been a pervasive issue in healthcare for far too long and consequences of medical non-adherence are far reaching. With the proliferation of mobile technology globally, there have been concerted efforts to improve adherence using mHealth both in developed and developing countries. The objective of this study was to evaluate through previous studies whether mobile phone innovations improve health outcomes through adherence messages to patients and how many of the studies mention and actually consider the content going out to patients as contributing to positive or negative health outcome.