Health self-management of older employees : identifying critical peak experiences of a patient portal

Paula Valkonen*, Sari Kujala, Iiris Hörhammer, Kaisa Savolainen, Riina-Riitta Helminen, Iina Vartia

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Abstract

Digitalization could provide efficient and cost-effective health and well-being services to the rapidly aging population. However, digital services do not always meet their needs. We investigated the experiences and service needs of older employees by collecting quantitative and qualitative data through a survey (n = 497). The results suggested a negative association between user satisfaction and age during retirement transition. Peak experiences were meaningful, explaining a 26% variation in the overall evaluation of the portal. The negative peak experiences concerned poorly functioning features, and the positive ones the ability to take care of one’s health smoothly and easily. The respondents had high expectations for functionality, efficiency, and ease of use. They wanted more support for self-managing health: controlling weight, sleeping, recovery, and exercising.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-129
Number of pages15
JournalFinnish Journal of eHealth and eWelfare
Volume15
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Apr 2023
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • occupational health
  • patient portal
  • software design
  • survey
  • telemedicine
  • user-centered design

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