“Should There be an App for That? Tips for Success in Funding and Developing Digital Technology-Base

ICTR Enrichment Series Tuesday, April 14, 2020, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

PLEASE JOIN VIA ZOOM @ https://zoom.us/j/750262072 Meeting ID: 750 262 072

“Should There be an App for That? Tips for Success in Funding and Developing Digital Technology-Based Interventions”

Cindy M. Schaeffer, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, National Center for School Mental Health University of Maryland School of Medicine

There is great interest in how digital technologies, such as mobile phone apps, wearables, and games, can improve health outcomes and the patient experience. However, the technical ability to digitize an intervention, in and of itself, is likely not sufficient justification for obtaining funding. Other factors, such as market feasibility, user engagement, and integration with existing technologies, must also be considered. This seminar will provide tips for how to propose and design digital tools that are usercentered, grounded in science, and likely to truly improve existing clinical practices. Trends in digital health technology design, such as use of gamification and artificial intelligence capabilities, will also be discussed.

For more information, please contact: 410-328-7365 | ICTR-Navigator@umaryland.edu

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