Armchair Involvement Practical Technology for Improving Engagement

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The NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement commissioned Involve to run the Armchair Involvement research project in Spring 2007 with the intention of exploring the ways in which public, patients and staff can use a wide variety of technology in order to engage more effectively for NHS service improvement outcomes.


The project involved asking key thinkers and leading experts from health, information, television, multimedia, horizon-scanning, telecommunications and service design what today and tomorrow’s world looks like. This guidance provides an insight into the potential of developing technologies to have a positive impact upon how patient care is planned and managed.