From Tertiary to Primary Care - Understanding Context in the Transfer of Digital Headache Service Pathway

Auri Väljä, Henni Tenhunen*, Hanna Harno, Laura Mäkitie, Tuomo Tanila, Paul Lillrank

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Abstract

A digital service pathway for managing chronic headache has been designed in tertiary care in Finland. The digital tool facilitates self-management by providing exercises, information and messaging opportunities for patients. However, the largest potential benefits are in primaryand occupational care. Thus, the purpose of this study was to explore the needs and requirements of primary and occupational care actors for better understanding of the context in the transfer of the service. The study was performed as a single embedded case study. The qualitative data was collected through semi-structured interviews with 16 informants from different organizations and analyzed with Gioia-methodology. This study gathers important empirical knowledge about the meaning of context and transferring digital health interventions from one context to another from clinician and management perspective. Nine key contextual differences were identified and six main expectations emerged.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHealth Informatics Vision
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Data via Information to Knowledge
EditorsMowafa S. Househ, Aikaterini Kolokathi, Arie Hasman, Parisis Gallos, Joseph Liaskos, John Mantas
PublisherIOS PRESS
Pages304-307
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-987-4
ISBN (Print) 978-1-61499-986-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventInternational Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare - Athens, Greece
Duration: 5 Jul 20197 Jul 2019
Conference number: 17

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
PublisherIOS PRESS
Volume262
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Informatics, Management and Technology in Healthcare
Abbreviated titleICIMTH
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period05/07/201907/07/2019

Keywords

  • Headache
  • Health Services
  • Telemedicine

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