Evaluation framework for smart technology mental health interventions

Cheryl Forchuk, Abraham Rudnick, Josephine Macintosh, Fatima Bukair, Jeffrey S Hoch

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Abstract

Evaluations of technological mental health interventions are often too narrow to support the uptake of such technologies. This report describes the evaluation framework used for a mobile technology study, the Mental Health Engagement Network (MHEN). The framework presented here includes four types of analyses: effectiveness, economic, policy, and ethics analysis. When technological mental health interventions are evaluated in each of these four areas, research can be more comprehensive and set the stage for spreading the innovation. Particularly, inclusion of economic analysis may speak to potential funders, ethical analysis may encourage adoption in clinical settings, and policy analysis may encourage uptake from decision-makers. This report provides a framework that can be adapted to a variety of technological mental health interventions to assess and compare not only effectiveness, but also economic, policy and ethical challenges and opportunities. Findings from the MHEN study are presented as a case study of the applied framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health - 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages203-210
Number of pages8
Volume9677
ISBN (Print)9783319396002
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016 - Wuhan, China
Duration: May 25 2016May 27 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume9677
ISSN (Print)03029743
ISSN (Electronic)16113349

Other

Other14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016
CountryChina
CityWuhan
Period5/25/165/27/16

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Keywords

  • e-Mental health
  • Economic analysis
  • Effectiveness
  • Ethical analysis
  • Evaluation framework
  • Mental health care
  • Mental health engagement network (MHEN)
  • Mobile technology
  • Policy analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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Forchuk, C., Rudnick, A., Macintosh, J., Bukair, F., & Hoch, J. S. (2016). Evaluation framework for smart technology mental health interventions. In Inclusive Smart Cities and Digital Health - 14th International Conference on Smart Homes and Health Telematics, ICOST 2016, Proceedings (Vol. 9677, pp. 203-210). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 9677). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-39601-9_18