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Integrating Behavioral Trigger Messages Into A Mhealth System Design For Chronic Disease Management, Scott Sittig Jan 2017

Integrating Behavioral Trigger Messages Into A Mhealth System Design For Chronic Disease Management, Scott Sittig

UT SBMI Dissertations (Open Access)

Recent changes in health information technology have dramatically altered the face, delivery, and management of healthcare particularly as it relates to mHealth. With increases in smart phone ownership, mHealth potentially has the ability to provide far-reaching transformation of chronic disease management particularly when aligned with behavioral change theories and persuasive technology. MHealth applications have an advantage over computers and various print communications as the consumer can engage with the application at any time and at any location. The Interactive Health Communication Application (IHCA) states that by combining support mechanisms such as behavior change theories into electronic devices as a method ...