Evidence building

The benefits of greater involvement of individuals in their own health and wellness is backed up by a growing body of evidence. Public participation in the shaping of services has more anecdotal than evidence based benefits - more research and evaluation is required around what works and for which groups. There is a lack of understanding around how technology relates to the individual in real life. Research could also help build evidence which could support effective targeted communication and involvement strategies, helping to use resources most effectively.

RecommendationsWe recommend further research into the ways in which staff, public and patients interact with technologies in real life situations.

We recommend a focus upon research and evaluation of staff involvement – how collaborative working and teambuilding can be improved through technology.

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