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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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  • eChallenges 2007 Van Ooteghem

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