Defence of doctoral thesis in the field of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, M.Sc. Marjo Rissanen

Title of the doctoral thesis is "Comprehending translational design scenarios and implications in consumer health informatics"

Appropriately targeted consumer health informatics creates opportunities to improve patient safety and efficiency in healthcare. Translational health informatics aims to promote customer service by combining theoretical knowledge and practical challenges, using a creative approach and utilizing interdisciplinary expertise. Ethical considerations as well as healthcare intensity thinking are key knowledge bases that guide translational design.

Perceived challenges in consumer health informatics include the reliability of medical information, problems in finding and perceiving information, varying quality in visual design, and the developmental needs of feedback systems. Security challenges affect consumers' motivation to use digital health services. More comprehensive mechanisms would be needed to support application quality assessment. Also the perspective of different healthcare customer groups should be taken into account as an aid to digital product design and quality assessment. The importance of preventive healthcare is considerable also in the older age groups, but the production of user-friendly applications for this group is still under development. Internalizing the translational design challenge could be part of the professionalism of health informatics designers.

Opponent: Professor Hannu Eskola, Tampere University, Finland

Custos: Professor Hanna Renvall, Aalto University School of Science, Department of Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering

Contact details of the doctoral student: [email protected]

The defence will be organized via Zoom. Link to the event

The doctoral thesis will be publicly displayed 10 days before the defence in the publication archive of Aalto University.

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