The field of digital health and wellness is expanding rapidly to include a wide variety of topics that are of interest to parents. Originally related to healthcare delivery and how technology could be used to improve patient care, digital health must be viewed more broadly to include the psychological well-being of children growing up in the Digital Age.
Digital health and its related technologies empowers families to better track and manage their healthcare, gain access to health-related information, and live more productive lives. Ironically, as technology begins to transform healthcare delivery, the overuse of technology by children and adults produces new health concerns, both physical and psychological.
How to address these health concerns has become an increasingly important topic for researchers. Yet studies cannot keep up with the pace of accelerating changes in technology. In many ways, researchers are swimming upstream, attempting to adapt to constantly changing currents and conditions.