We have long-term experience in research on digital health interventions. For over a decade we have conducted several randomized trials to assess the effectiveness of app-based self care interventions for mind and body and published on the results but also the lessons learned in this new research field.
Mobile health technical developments such as smartphone apps provide interesting opportunities, including strengthening of self care approaches and better access to self care interventions. In addition, they can be used in clinical research to gather data on the effectiveness but also adherence of interventions. We take a reflective approach to the digitalization in health care and the society by working closely with the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich.
Our trials have made important contributions to this new field: