2nd Edition

eHealth Research Theory and Development A Multidisciplinary Approach

    340 Pages 49 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    340 Pages 49 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    340 Pages 49 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the multidisciplinary domain of eHealth – one of the most important recent developments in healthcare. It provides an overview of the possibilities of eHealth for different healthcare sectors, an outline of theoretical underpinnings and effectiveness, and key models, frameworks and methods for its development, implementation, and evaluation. This fully revised second edition brings together up-to-date knowledge on eHealth and includes several new chapters and sections on important topics such as implementation, human-centred design, healthcare systems, and evaluation methods.

    The first part of this book is focused on the underpinnings of eHealth, and consists of chapters on behaviour change, the possibilities of technology for healthcare systems, and the current state of affairs of eHealth for mental and public health. In the second part, chapters on development, implementation, and evaluation of eHealth are provided, presenting methods, theories and frameworks from disciplines such as human-centred design, engineering, psychology, business modelling, and implementation science. By drawing together expertise from different disciplines, the book offers a holistic approach to the use of technology to support health and wellbeing, giving readers an insight into how eHealth can offer multiple solutions for the major challenges with which our healthcare system is faced.

    Case studies, learning objectives, end of chapter summaries, and a list of key terms, make this accessible book very suitable for students, as well as researchers and healthcare professionals. Due to its multidisciplinary nature, it can be used by readers from a broad range of fields, such as psychology, health sciences, and human-centred design.

    Part 1 Underpinnings Of eHealth.

    Chapter 1. Introducing eHealth

    Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Hanneke Kip, Saskia Kelders, Robbert Sanderman & Nienke Beerlage-de Jong.

    Chapter 2. Psychological Principles and Health Behaviour Change

    Jane Walsh, Eimear Morrissey Rory Coyne & Leona Ryan.

    Chapter 3. Opportunities of Technology to Promote Health and Wellbeing

    Saskia Kelders.

    Chapter 4. Healthcare and Digital Transformation

    Laura Kooij & Wim van Harten.

    Chapter 5. Mental Health and eHealth Technology

    Jacob Pitkow & Stephen Schueller.

    Chapter 6. Public Health, Behavioural Medicine, and eHealth Technology

    Rik Crutzen, Rosalie van der Vaart, Andrea Evers, and Christina Bode.

    Part 2 eHealth Development, Implementation and Evaluation.

    Chapter 7. The CeHRes Roadmap

    Hanneke Kip, Nienke Beerlage-de Jong, Saskia Kelders & Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen.

    Chapter 8. The Contextual Inquiry

    Hanneke Kip, Nienke Beerlage-de Jong, & Jobke Wentzel.

    Chapter 9. Activities for Value Sensitive eHealth Design

    Lex van Velsen & Christiane Grünloh.

    Chapter 10. Business Modelling

    Bart Nieuwenhuis.

    Chapter 11. Human-Centred Design

    Tessa Dekkers & Catherine Burns.

    Chapter 12. Persuasive Health Technology

    Nienke Beerlage-de Jong, Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen, Harri Oinas-Kukkonen & Saskia Kelders.

    Chapter 13. Innovation, Improvement and Implementation - Conceptual Frameworks for Thinking through Complex Change

    Chrysanthi Papoutsi & Trish Greenhalgh.

    Chapter 14. Sustainable eHealth Implementation: A Practical Perspective

    Marcel Pieterse, Annemarie Braakman-Jansen, Roberto Cruz Martinez & Lisette van Gemert-Pijnen.

    Chapter 15. Engagement

    Saskia Kelders & Olga Perski.

    Chapter 16. Evaluating eHealth

    Hanneke Kip, Saskia Kelders, Iris ten Klooster, Julia Keizer, Lisa Klein Haneveld & Tessa Dekkers.

    Key Terms.


    Hanneke Kip works as an assistant professor at the Centre for eHealth and Wellbeing Research of the University of Twente and as a researcher at Transfore – a forensic psychiatric organization in the Netherlands.

    Nienke Beerlage-de Jong is an assistant professor at the section of Health Technology and Services Research at TechMed Centre of the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

    Lisette (J.E.W.C.) van Gemert-Pijnen is a full professor of persuasive health technology at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

    Robbert Sanderman is emeritus professor and previously full professor and head of Health Psychology group at the Faculty of Medicine at the University Medical Centre Groningen.

    Saskia M. Kelders is an associate professor of engaging eHealth technologies at the Department of Psychology, Health and Technology at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.