Shared decision making – an update to digital apps

Shared decision making – an update to digital apps

The MRFF Critical Infrastructure Grant team, under the leadership of A/Prof Lisa Moran and Prof Helena Teede, is advancing the implementation of guidelines for PCOS, unexplained infertility, and POI into clinical care. It is enhancing the MCHRI digital health apps with features that support shared decision-making.

In the initial phase of the project, the team engaged with two key stakeholder groups—clinicians and patients—to understand their specific needs for shared decision-making. Individual interviews were conducted with representatives from both groups, and the data gathered was subjected to a thematic analysis.

The team used design thinking techniques, specifically personas and journey mapping, to identify and organise the goals, needs, and barriers for both groups.

Using the Double Diamond process model, the next steps will include prioritising the findings and then developing prototypes for the app’s features. This will set the scene for co-design activities with patients and clinicians, before implementing the new features into the applications.