A Comparative Utility Score for Digital Health Tools. Journal of medical systems Burton, J. C., Regala, S., Williams, D., Desai, A., He, H., Aalami, O., Mariano, E. R., Stafford, R. S., Mudumbai, S. C. 2022; 46 (6): 34


Digital health tools (DHT) are increasingly poised to change healthcare delivery given the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and the drive to telehealth. Establishing the potential utility of a given DHT could aid in identifying how it could be best used and further opportunities for healthcare improvement. We propose a metric, a Utility Factor Score, which quantifies the benefits of a DHT by explicitly defining adherence and linking it directly to satisfaction and health goals met. To provide data for how the comparative utility score can or should work, we illustrate in detail the application of our metrics across four DHTs with two simulated users. The Utility Factor Score can potentially facilitate integration of DHTs into various healthcare settings and should be evaluated within a clinical study.

View details for DOI 10.1007/s10916-022-01821-3

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