Health Informatics Research Topic of Frontiers in Digital Health: Supporting Sustainable Behavior Change and Empowerment in Ubiquitous and Learning Health Systems

Digital health technologies are beginning to be everywhere in our day-to-day lives and are often used continuously. Such ubiquitous and often mobile digital health systems have considerable potential in enabling long-term – or even life-long – accompanying healthcare monitoring and interventions with a focus on prevention and rehabilitation, as to reduce the amount and extent of events that require traditional medical treatment. This can lower individual suffering, as well as the burden on public health systems considerably and has the potential to increase quality-adjusted life years.

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