Engaging in large-scale digital health technologies and services. What factors hinder recruitment?

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2015;210:306-10.


Implementing consumer oriented digital health products and services at scale is challenging and a range of barriers to reaching and recruiting users to these types of solutions can be encountered. This paper describes the experience of implementers with the rollout of the Delivering Assisted Living Lifestyles at Scale (dallas) programme. The findings are based on qualitative analysis of baseline and midpoint interviews and project documentation. Eight main themes emerged as key factors which hindered participation. These include how the dallas programme was designed and operationalised, constraints imposed by partnerships, technology, branding, and recruitment strategies, as well as challenges with the development cycle and organisational culture.

MeSH terms

  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Biomedical Technology / statistics & numerical data*
  • Health Promotion / statistics & numerical data*
  • Medical Informatics / statistics & numerical data*
  • Scotland
  • Telemedicine / statistics & numerical data*
  • Utilization Review*