Health and Wellbeing Ecosystem of the Future: Person-Empowerment, Compliance and Governance
Growing evidence supports the effectiveness of a novel, integrated approach to health and wellbeing by recognizing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, social, and other aspects of an individual’s life. Achieving balance across all these domains is crucial to promoting overall health and wellbeing. Embracing an integrated approach is also driven by the importance of empowering individuals to take charge of their health and wellbeing, make informed decisions, and effect positive changes that enhance their overall quality of life. While digital technologies provide tools and platforms that promote healthy behaviors, foster social connectivity, and support mental and emotional wellness, they often work in isolation, do not aim for people empowerment, are not tailored to user needs, and can be overly complex for non-native digital users.
This presentation reports on the research presently carried out at the Innovation Value Institute, Maynooth University, on the use of digital technologies to empower individuals to manage their health and wellbeing. In particular, it presents the architecture, data governance aspects and main characteristics of a Digital Ecosystem for Empowerment on Integrated Health and Wellbeing. As a key driver of the transformation, data requires appropriate governance practices underpinned by architectures that allow safeguarded and trusted data sharing. By providing access to personalized health information, resources, and tools, the ecosystem, among others, creates increased independence, supports healthy behaviors, reduces feelings of loneliness and isolation, and improves mental health and emotional wellbeing, ultimately leading to a higher and sustainable quality of life and relieving the pressure from the present healthcare system.
Lecture at NEMO2023
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 19, 2023 at 10:00