Developing and testing digital health interventions

SuMMiT-D is a five-year NIHR programme grant which is focused on exploring new ways to link electronic health data to digital health interventions for people with type 2 diabetes. Interlinked formative work with patients and staff has been used iteratively, to develop and test a mobile-device based system ‘in the wild’, delivering automated, tailored brief messages to offer support for medicine use and self-management alongside usual care. This presentation will outline the system and key findings from feasibility work.

Salt Swap:
The Salt Swap study involves the development and feasibility evaluation of an intervention to enable people with high blood pressure reduce their salt intake. The Salt Swap intervention incorporates an app that helps people choose lower-salt alternatives when they are grocery shopping and provides feedback on the salt reduction they achieve through making these choices. A feasibility RCT investigating the intervention and trial design, will be completed in mid-June.

The SHINE project is about a digital, hospital to home service which uses routinely recorded in-hospital blood pressure measurements to stratify patients for follow up blood pressure assessment in the community, once they have been discharged from hospital. Its aim is to reduce the rates of undiagnosed hypertension in the community.