Title: Value-sensitive review and analysis of technology-enabled self-management systems: a conceptual investigation

Authors: Majid Dadgar; K.D. Joshi

Addresses: School of Management, Department of Business Analytics and Information Systems, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco, CA 94117, USA ' Carson College of Business, Department of Management, Information Systems and Entrepreneurship, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164, USA

Abstract: The design and use of technology-enabled systems are increasing in healthcare. Patients with chronic diseases use technologies to self-manage their health. To be effective, the self-management (SM) of chronic diseases must reflect the needs, lifestyles, and preferences of the patients. However, the extant literature does not make clear what patients value the most in the SM process and how these preferences are designed in the SM systems they use. In this paper, we will conduct a value-sensitive review and analysis of the literature on the technology-enabled SM of chronic diseases and conditions. We use a value-sensitive design (VSD) lens to identify what patients value in the SM process and how these values are implicated in the systems they use for SM. We provide a comprehensive list of values and explore their definitions, dimensions, and system implications. We then discuss the theoretical and practical contributions of our findings.

Keywords: VSD; value-sensitive design; disease self-management; chronic diseases; technology-enabled systems; healthcare technology; literature review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEH.2017.083166

International Journal of Electronic Healthcare, 2017 Vol.9 No.2/3, pp.157 - 185

Available online: 06 Mar 2017 *

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