Survey: use of direct-to-consumer digital health technologies

The Australian Institute of Health Innovation is inviting adults to take part in a research study looking at Australians’ use of healthcare technologies.

This study examines people’s perceptions and experiences of direct-to-consumer healthcare technologies to manage any health condition or symptom they experience, whether chronic or acute. These healthcare technologies range from health information websites and interactive digital tools to health phone lines and digital health services.

All participants have the option to go into a draw to win one of 15 $30 gift cards. The findings of this research may be used to inform healthcare staff, health service users and policymakers on the implications of digital healthcare technology for the Australian health system.

Who can take part?

Australian adults are welcome to take part. The Australian Institute of Health Innovation is interested in the perspectives of both those who are and are not using these healthcare technologies, for what reasons, and whether use of these technologies has any impact on health and experiences in primary care.

What does the study involve?

If you decide to participate, you will be asked to complete a 15-minute online survey. The survey asks questions about whether you access digital healthcare technologies and why, and how these services may have impacted your behaviours, experiences, and outcomes in primary care. The survey is anonymous. Any information you provide that might be used to identify you will remain confidential.

Participants filling in the survey will also be given the opportunity to take part in a 30-minute online interview. If you are interested in being contacted about participating in an interview you can register at the end of the survey.

Find out more here.





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