Claborn KR, Meier E, Miller MB, Leavens EL, Brett EI, Leffingwell T
Transl Behav Med. 2018 Jan 27. doi: 10.1093/tbm/ibx025. [Epub ahead of print]
Patients and providers agreed that digital health interventions (DHIs) feel “impersonal” and “lack empathy,” may be more effective for certain subpopulations, should be administered in the clinic setting, and should use multimodal delivery methods. Emergent themes among the providers included development of DHIs for providers as the target market and the need for culturally adapted DHIs for patient subpopulations. DHIs have potential to improve HIV management and health outcomes. DHIs should be developed in conjunction with anticipated consumers, including patients, providers, and other key stakeholders. DHIs tailored for specific HIV subpopulations are needed.