Mental and digital health literacy

September 4, 2019

 

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act and determines how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Therefore, mental healthliteracy is important at every stage of life.

 

Foster is an example of a digital health literacy application genuinely empowering patients to adhere to their treatments, raise their health literacy and adopt more mental health-beneficial behaviours. 

 

The application is developed to support the patients by acknowledging, affirming, encouraging, educating, prompting and supporting them - anywhere, anytime during the 600 hours between concultations. 

 

Much healthcare is indeed self-care!

 

Digital health is embracing us with thousands of opportunities for getting help and support. Yet, how can we use these new tools wisely? How can we use them steadily? How do we ensure that it is not just another app that we install and don´t look at again?

 

I believe that the quality assurance that applications such as Foster is trying to integrate is important to facilitate appropriateness and reliability. It is a tremendous task to make the applications simple and relevant enough for patiens to use in everyday life.

 

Tapping into the new technologies such as artificial intelligence will extend our opportunities for a better health - if we are well equipped to benefit from it. In this sense, digital health literacy becomes an essential capacity when living in the 21st century. 

 

Feel free to check-out Foster here: https://lnkd.in/d4zYyRU

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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