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An Italian business case for an eHealth platform to provide remote monitoring and coaching services for elderly with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia
Centre for Healthcare Improvement, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Telemedicine cluster, Roessingh Research and Development, Enschede, Netherlands.
IRCCS Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi, Milan, Italy.
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School.
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2019 (English)In: ICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health / [ed] L. Maciaszek & M. Ziefle, SciTePress, 2019, p. 28-37Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study was to define a business case for an eHealth platform to provide remote monitoring and coaching services for elderly with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia in the Italian context. 107 patients with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia were divided into the intervention and control groups. The data was collected using standardized instruments Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR) and EuroQoL-5D-5L, and tailor-made instruments, such as surveys to technology and healthcare providers, and semi-structured interviews to patients and healthcare professionals. The data that was not collected in the study, was obtained from the scientific literature. Benefit/cost ratio was calculated for three years. The study shows that a digital platform to provide remote monitoring and coaching services for elderly with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia can be cost-effective from the first year, and can improve care without monetary loss for the healthcare provider. The key benefits show that the deterioration of the illness is postponed, and that the satisfaction of the patients and the healthcare professionals increases. Therefore, such an eHealth platform can be a worthy investment in Italy, and could be considered for wider nation-wide adoption. 

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SciTePress, 2019. p. 28-37
Keywords [en]
Business Case, EHealth Platform, Elderly, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Mild Dementia, Cost effectiveness, Deterioration, Neurodegenerative diseases, Patient treatment, Remote control, Health care professionals, Health care providers, Mild cognitive impairments, Scientific literature, Semi structured interviews, eHealth
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Business Administration Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-45326DOI: 10.5220/0007657700280037Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85067492563ISBN: 9789897583681 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-45326DiVA, id: diva2:1336990
Conference
5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2019, 2-4 May 2019, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Available from: 2019-07-11 Created: 2019-07-11 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved

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