Technology-Enabled Person-Centered Mental Health Services Reform: Strategy for Implementation Science

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Health information technologies are being rapidly developed to improve the delivery of mental health care; however, a range of facilitators, barriers, and contextual conditions can impact the adoption and sustainment of these solutions.

An implementation science protocol supports researchers to achieve primary effectiveness goals in relation to mental health services reform and aids in the optimisation of implementation processes to promote quality health care, prolonging sustainability.

The aim of this paper is to describe our implementation science protocol, which serves as a foundation by which to systematically guide the implementation of technology-enabled solutions in traditional face-to-face and Web-based mental health services, allowing for revisions over time on the basis of retrospective review and constructive feedback from the services in which the technology-enabled solutions are implemented.

Alex Wain