Electronic Healthcare. Third International Conference, eHealth 2010, Casablanca, Morocco, December 13-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Economic Viability of eCare Solutions

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_20,
        author={Jan Ooteghem and Ann Ackaert and Sofie Verbrugge and Didier Colle and Mario Pickavet and Piet Demeester},
        title={Economic Viability of eCare Solutions},
        proceedings={Electronic Healthcare. Third International Conference, eHealth 2010, Casablanca, Morocco, December 13-15, 2010, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={E-HEALTH},
        year={2012},
        month={10},
        keywords={eCare Business model Multi-actor analysis Economic viability},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_20}
    }
    
  • Jan Ooteghem
    Ann Ackaert
    Sofie Verbrugge
    Didier Colle
    Mario Pickavet
    Piet Demeester
    Year: 2012
    Economic Viability of eCare Solutions
    E-HEALTH
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-23635-8_20
Jan Ooteghem1,*, Ann Ackaert1, Sofie Verbrugge1, Didier Colle1, Mario Pickavet1, Piet Demeester1
  • 1: Ghent University – IBBT
*Contact email: jan.vanooteghem@intec.ugent.be

Abstract

Provisioning of good quality care to the elderly population and at the same time reducing the pressure on the health care expenditures is a challenging issue for governments today. Many ICT supported, distant care systems (eCare) have been proposed but few have found their way to the market. The problem is to provide a viable business case for each actor involved (including eCare platform, health care and finance providers) when offering eCare services. We have constructed a model for evaluating the (socio-)economic viability of different business models when introducing eCare solutions. A multi-actor approach has been implemented, calculating and evaluating the business case for each actor involved. For a Belgian case we will show (socio)-economic advantages to participate in an eCare ecosystem.