Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) workshop sponsored by the Knowledge and Organizational Learning Group, School of Management, Royal Holloway University of London  

Using telehealth and assistive technology to improve patient wellbeing and clinical decision making

Are you interested in making a difference in telehealth research?

We are looking for patients and healthcare practitioners that have used home-based technology for health monitoring, diagnosis, and treatment. We need your help to identify research priorities on how telehealth and assistive technology can improve patient wellbeing and clinical decision making. We would really value your advice to ensure the research we pursue is directly relevant to the needs of health service users.

How can I be involved?

We are running a workshop of about 8-10 people. The workshop will be held in Central London on Friday 10th June 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In the workshop we will ask you to discuss:

  • Your experience of using telehealth or assistive technology and how it affects health management and wellbeing
  • How remote monitoring affects diagnosis, treatment and care decisions

Why joining?

Researchers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance and value of involving patients, health care service practitioners and users in their work. By joining the workshop you can use your experience to help us understand the impact of home-based technology on health management and treatment. You will work with us to identify research priorities to be included in future research projects that can benefit health care service users and providers. It is not about taking part in actual research.

What will I have to do?

There will be two breakout sessions. In each breakout session you will be divided into groups. Each group will be assigned a set of inspiration cards (click here to see an example) combining the findings from domain studies about telehealth and assistive technology, how it affects health management and wellbeing, diagnosis, treatment and care decisions. In your group you will have to reflect on and discuss the main findings illustrated in the inspiration cards in relation to your own experience. Groups will select key outcomes of the discussion and brainstorm unresolved challenges and questions. At the end of the discussion, each group will have to present their findings to all participants on a poster.

Who are we?

We are two researchers passionate about telehealth and assistive technology and its promise for delivering better healthcare. We hope that our research can benefit health service users and practitioners in the understanding and use of this technology. More information about us: Roberta Bernardi (Royal Holloway University) and Dimitra Petrakaki (University of Sussex).

What support is offered?

At the start of the event we will give a brief demonstration of the main tasks that you will have to perform. We will act as facilitators and walk you through the activities. Materials needed for the activity (inspiration cards, post-it notes, posters, pens, markers) will be provided as well. Feel free to contact us at any time before and after the event. We are happy to discuss individual requirements and support these wherever possible.


Royal Holloway University
11 Bedford Square

Payment and expenses

We will provide refreshments and will reimburse reasonable local travel expenses. We will also reward your time and effort with a £50 voucher.

Booking information

For more information and to book a place please email Roberta Bernardi at  

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