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PGHD Trust Canvas

Alfredo Ormazabal


Supporting tool and methodology for upscaling digital health solutions or services (e.g. management tool/impact assessment tool and methodology/etc.)
Short description
The PGHD Trust Canvas is a tool designed to help clinicians evaluate the trustworthiness of Patient-Generated Health Data (PGHD) for use in clinical decision-making. Drawing inspiration from established models like the Business Model Canvas, the Ethics Canvas, and the Trust Canvas, this tool offers a structured approach for clinicians to assess PGHD systematically. It incorporates various factors such as data quality, provenance, and associated risks, allowing clinicians to reflect coherently and systematically on the reliability of PGHD. The ultimate goal is to facilitate the appropriate integration of PGHD into healthcare practices, enhancing personalized patient care. Use cases identified through in-depth interviews highlight its utility as an explicit and retrievable record of clinical judgment on PGHD trustworthiness. Additionally, the PGHD Trust Canvas shows potential in clinical education by capturing clinicians’ thought processes methodically. Developed as part of the author’s PhD research since 2021, the PGHD Trust Canvas is intended for clinicians who use, refuse, or need to consider using PGHD in their decision-making. It helps clinicians reflect thoroughly and methodically on factors affecting their trust in PGHD. The tool does not provide a binary decision but a framework for evaluating various factors influencing trust in PGHD. The PGHD Trust Canvas is free for anyone to use.
Impact on the health system’s capacity and resilience (e.g., health and care efficiency, continuity of care), Contribution to citizen empowerment
The practice provides a framework to assess the trustworthiness of Patient Generated Health Data for its inclusion in the Clinical Decision-Making Process.
There is evidence for economic viability and/or of benefits to the target group of the practice. Further research/development is needed for routine use.
The tool is in a stage of validation
Geographical scope
Submitted in other database or repository of digital health resources that is publicly available

Additional information

to clinicians / care practitioners
Clinical decision support
Care pathway tracking and adherence
Clinical team care planning and collaboration tools (e.g. digital shared care plan)
eLearning for workforce development
to patients / citizens
Remote monitoring apps/health outcomes tracking
Sensors/wearable devices
Telehealth and telemedicine
Personalised prevention apps
Health promotion and wellness apps and wearables/virtual coaches
Smart homes/independent living support/ambient assisted living technologies
Digital tools to support health education (health literacy)/digital health literacy
Self-management/ICT supporting adherence to medication and care-plans
PGHD encompasses all of the above and more. The tool helps clinicians to find clarity in their decision whether to use or refuse its use.
Plans for cross-border implementation
Are considered and will be developed in the near future