REHAB 2014

Research Article

eLabEL: Living Labs for Implementation and Evaluation of Integrated Technology in Primary Care

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.254933,
        author={Lex van Velsen and Wendy Oude Nijeweme d’Hollosy and Hermie Hermens},
        title={eLabEL: Living Labs for Implementation and Evaluation of Integrated Technology in Primary Care},
        proceedings={REHAB 2014},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={REHAB},
        year={2014},
        month={7},
        keywords={ehealth primary care living labs interoperability design decision support},
        doi={10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.254933}
    }
    
  • Lex van Velsen
    Wendy Oude Nijeweme d’Hollosy
    Hermie Hermens
    Year: 2014
    eLabEL: Living Labs for Implementation and Evaluation of Integrated Technology in Primary Care
    REHAB
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.pervasivehealth.2014.254933
Lex van Velsen1,*, Wendy Oude Nijeweme d’Hollosy1, Hermie Hermens1
  • 1: University of Twente
*Contact email: l.vanvelsen@rrd.nl

Abstract

In order to implement integrated eHealth technology in primary care, and to study implementation plans, and uptake and effect of these applications, we will establish ten living labs in the Netherlands. Together, these living labs make up the ‘eLabEL project’. For these ten living labs, we will determine where eHealth technology can provide added value, and, together with companies, we will implement relevant applications. Next, patients’ and caregivers’ view on care with and without technology will be investigated, as well as the use and usefulness of technology for specific target populations in primary care (e.g., COPD patients). A special focus will also be placed on developing decision support tools for caregivers. Finally, we will study optimal implementation strategies throughout the project. After three years a durable living lab infrastructure should be established in which companies and research organizations can develop and test eHealth innovations for primary care. This paper aims to spark the discussion on how to set up these kinds of Living Labs.