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Acheampong, Faustina
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Acheampong, F. & Vimarlund, V. (2017). Innovating healthcare through remote monitoring: Effects and business model. In: Health Care Delivery and Clinical Science: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications: (pp. 247-268). IGI Global
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovating healthcare through remote monitoring: Effects and business model
2017 (English)In: Health Care Delivery and Clinical Science: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications, IGI Global, 2017, p. 247-268Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Information technology has been suggested to improve patient health outcomes and reduce healthcare cost. This study explored the business model and effects of collaborative innovation between caregivers and patients on healthcare delivery through remote patient monitoring by interviewing caregivers and surveying atrial fibrillation patients. Findings indicate that remote monitoring enhanced early detection of potential risks and quality of clinical decision-making with patients feeling more empowered and involved in their own care. The remote monitoring system which consisted of a home-based ECG and a web-based service and was offered free to patients, brought together caregivers, patients, service provider and the government as actors. The introduction of remote monitoring increased the workload of caregivers and facilitation of timely diagnostics and decision-making were not realized. IT is an enabler of innovation in healthcare, but it must be integrated into work processes with a viable business model to realize potential benefits and sustain it. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IGI Global, 2017
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38896 (URN)10.4018/978-1-5225-3926-1.ch012 (DOI)000488299700013 ()2-s2.0-85041670386 (Scopus ID)9781522539261 (ISBN)9781522539278 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-21 Created: 2018-02-21 Last updated: 2020-01-03Bibliographically approved
Acheampong, F. & Vimarlund, V. (2015). Business models for telemedicine services: A literature review. Health Systems, 4(3), 189-203
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Business models for telemedicine services: A literature review
2015 (English)In: Health Systems, ISSN 2047-6965, E-ISSN 2047-6973, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 189-203Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Telemedicine has been acknowledged to improve the quality of healthcare. However, many telemedicine services fail beyond the pilot phase. A literature review on business model components for telemedicine services was conducted. Based on specified inclusion criteria, 22 publications were included in the review. To facilitate the analysis of literature, a business model framework with value as its central focus was proposed. Improvement in quality, efficiency and accessibility of care were identified to be the outcomes of telemedicine, with patients and healthcare personnel being the main users of the services, which are delivered through home, institutional and community-based care. Patients, health providers, vendors, payers and government agencies are actors involved in the delivery of telemedicine services, which require investments in resources like videoconferencing technologies, home monitoring devices and other IT infrastructure. Subscriptions, reimbursements and pay-per-use revenue streams were identified as feasible for commercializing telemedicine services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Keywords
telemedicine service, business model, value
National Category
Information Systems Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29174 (URN)10.1057/hs.2014.20 (DOI)000214601000004 ()2-s2.0-85075744021 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved
Acheampong, F. & Vimarlund, V. (2013). Effects of a Home-based Monitoring Device on Innovation in Healthcare Delivery: A Pilot Study. In: Tomayess Issa, Pedro Isaias and Piet Kommers (Ed.), Information Systems and Technology for Organizations in a Networked Society: (pp. 316-334). Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Effects of a Home-based Monitoring Device on Innovation in Healthcare Delivery: A Pilot Study
2013 (English)In: Information Systems and Technology for Organizations in a Networked Society / [ed] Tomayess Issa, Pedro Isaias and Piet Kommers, Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 2013, p. 316-334Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Information technology has been suggested to improve patient health outcomes and reduce the burden of care. In this study, we explored the effects of collaborative innovation between caregivers and patients on healthcare delivery as a consequence of the use of an IT-based device by patients with atrial fibrillation. Two cardiologists and two nurses were interviewed while questionnaires were mailed to 75 patients querying them about the use of a home-based ECG for remote monitoring. Findings indicated that the caregivers considered the device to enhance the quality of clinical decision-making. Patients found the device to be useful and felt more involved in their own care. However, the introduction of the device presented work overload for the caregivers. Thus, the facilitation of timely diagnostics and decision-making were not realized. IT is an enabler through which innovation in healthcare delivery can be realized, but it must be integrated into work practices to realize potential benefits.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global, 2013
Keywords
Collaborative innovation, remote monitoring, handheld ECG, atrial fibrillation
National Category
Information Systems
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-20466 (URN)10.4018/978-1-4666-4062-7.ch017 (DOI)9781466640627 (ISBN)
Projects
Bridging the Gap Project
Available from: 2013-01-24 Created: 2013-01-24 Last updated: 2018-01-11Bibliographically approved
Acheampong, F. & Vimarlund, V. (2012). Handheld Electrocardiogram: Does ICT Contribute to Innovation in Healthcare Delivery?. In: Mário Macedo (Ed.), Proceedings of the IADIS international conference E-health 2012: part of the IADIS multi conference on Computer Science  and Information Systems. Paper presented at IADIS International Conference e-Health 2012, in Lisbon, Portugal, July 17 - 19, 2012. Part of the multi conference on computer science and information systems. (pp. 77-84). IADIS Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Handheld Electrocardiogram: Does ICT Contribute to Innovation in Healthcare Delivery?
2012 (English)In: Proceedings of the IADIS international conference E-health 2012: part of the IADIS multi conference on Computer Science  and Information Systems / [ed] Mário Macedo, IADIS Press, 2012, p. 77-84Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IADIS Press, 2012
Keywords
Collaborative innovation, atrial fibrillation, handheld ECG
National Category
Other Engineering and Technologies not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-19039 (URN)978-972-8939-70-0 (ISBN)
Conference
IADIS International Conference e-Health 2012, in Lisbon, Portugal, July 17 - 19, 2012. Part of the multi conference on computer science and information systems.
Available from: 2012-07-11 Created: 2012-07-11 Last updated: 2015-09-04Bibliographically approved
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