Study: Knowledge and perceptions of connected health in Northern Ireland

A recent study published in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice set out to examine the public’s knowledge and perceptions of ‘Connected Health’ in Northern Ireland.

A questionnaire was administered by face-to-face interview to 1003 people in shopping centres across Northern Ireland. Topics included public knowledge of Connected Health, opinions about who should provide Connected Health and views about the use of computers in health care. Unsurprisingly, most respondents had never heard of Connected Health (92%). However, following a ‘standard definition’ the majority felt that it was a good idea.

Read more:  The Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice (subscription access only)

About Toni Bunting

Toni joined Ireland’s longest established telecare company, TASK Community Care in 2009, and is responsible for operations and business development in its Northern Ireland division. Having originally planned for a career in the legal profession, she gained her Bachelor of Laws degree in 2004, and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law of England and Wales. Toni also holds a Master’s Degree in Management & Corporate Governance and has carried out various legal research/publications work for the Law Centre (NI) on a voluntary basis, with a focus on Community Care Law.

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