Rapid Methods to Assess the Potential Impact of Digital Health Interventions, and their Application to Low Resource Settings

by G. Royston
Proceedings of the 2017 International Conference on Digital Health, pp. 82-89, London, United Kingdom — July 02 – 05, 2017

8 pp. 2.3 MB

Assessing the impact of digital health projects and applications is a key challenge, especially in low resource settings. Full evaluative field studies are resource-intensive and time-consuming. Less demanding approaches that could provide rapid insights would be helpful. This paper presents some “short-cut” approaches for rapid assessments that can provide useful early indications of strengths and weaknesses and can ensure that evaluative efforts are focused on key uncertainties, are not wasted on unpromising interventions, and make the most of what is already known.

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