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  • A good analysis of the market, profiles of the potential users and costs/benefits for implementing an eHealth system are essential.
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  • An eHealth Business Model for Independent Living Systems Ghent University - IBBT Jan Van Ooteghem
  • Outline
    • Introduction
    • Methodology
    • Two generic business models
    • Elaborated model for the Flemish situation
    • Conclusions & future work
  • eHealth definition
    • “A consumer-centred model of health care where stakeholders collaborate, utilizing ICT, including Internet technologies, to manage health, arrange, deliver and account for care, and manage the health care system”
    Source: H. Oh & al, “What Is eHealth”
  • Objectives
    • Is there a market for implementing new technologies and services in the current health sector?
    • What are the needs of the potential end users?
    • Which actors will participate in the value chain?
    • Can a profitable system be developed?
  • Value added functionalities
    • Supporting organisational health care processes
      • Combination of all current/new information systems
      • All systems seamlessly connected + data exchange
      • Full proof authentication system
        • Personal network for each user
        • Accessible anytime, anywhere
    • Supporting community aspects
      • Purpose: decrease social isolation
      • Different services: video communication, entertainment, …
      • Additionally: Observation of the patient
  • Potential target groups
    • People who are bedridden or patients with limited mobility
    • People with physical shortcomings or with physical handicaps
    • People with mental handicaps or with a light form of dementia
    • People who are invalid for a long period or who need small help
    Community aspects Help delaying the number of admissions in the rest homes Decrease number of hospitalizations Decrease number of hospitalizations
  • Technology acceptance Source: IDATE
  • Market players
    • End users
      • Patients
      • Non-professional carers
      • Professional medical practitioners
    • Actors financing the system
      • Government: local, country or European level
      • Health insurers: public or private
  • Market players (2)
    • Actors involved in offering the service to the user
      • Equipment manufacturers
      • Wholesalers & retailers
      • eHealth service provider
      • Network providers
      • Mediators
  • Generic business model Mediator delivers complete eHealth service to the end user
  • Generic business model (2) Network operator independent model
  • Elaborated business model Specific model for Flanders
  • Conclusions & future work
    • Conclusions:
      • Current health sector will have to reorganize
      • The introduction of eHealth services could be a solution to keep control of the overall health care budget
      • Especially the government will have to take initiatives to create a market through legislative changes and financial contributions
      • Value will be created throughout the system and benefits will outrun the overall costs in the long term
    • Future work
      • Further elaboration of the current model
      • Cost based study of the introduction of eHealth services
      • IBBT TranseCare project
  • IBBT TranseCare project TranseCare Transparant ICT platforms for eCare Project duration 2007 - 2010 Project website http://projects.ibbt.be/TranseCare
    • Personal details:
    Name: Company: Phone: E-mail: Jan Van Ooteghem Ghent University – IBBT +32 9 331 49 81 [email_address] Thank you for your attention Questions?