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ehealth, integrating care, health monitoring, on line communication, interaction and (mobile) technology to care for health better
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Transforming Healthcare to Homecare - Ericsson ConsumerLab

Transforming Healthcare to Homecare - Ericsson ConsumerLab | eHealth - Social Business in Health |

New report (May 2017) from Ericsson
Healthcare transformation is taking root, moving away from hospitals and closer to the home.


Key findings

  • Healthcare becomes decentralized, moving from hospitals towards homes

Consumers are frustrated with inconveniences and doctor wait times; 39 percent of chronic patients prefer online consultations to face-to-face meetings. Close to two in three consumers say wearables that monitor and administer medication are important to better manage chronic ailments,leading to reduced visits to the doctor. More than half of cross-industry decision makers feel decentralizing healthcare to local centers will improve efficiency and address resource scarcity.

  • Patient data is centralized, turning hospitals into data centers

35 percent of consumers say that online access to a central repository of medical records will help them easily manage the quality and efficiency of their care; 45 percent of cross-industry experts consider the central repository as a breakthrough in healthcare provisioning. Access to patient data is considered important to improve healthcare. Doctors will become data scientists and data security will become paramount, as 46 percent of cross-industry decision makers already consider data security to be an issue.

  • Increasing dependence on wearables and remote treatments makes 5G essential to provide reliable and secure services

56 percent of consumers worry about their wearable health patches running out of battery; 42 percent of cross-industry decision makers expect devices connected to 5G networks to consume less power. 61 percent of consumers say remote robotic surgery is risky as it relies on the internet; and 35 percent of cross-industry decision makers expect 5G to provide reliable low-latency connections. 47 percent of telecom decision makers say that secure access to an online central repository is a key challenge and expect 5G to address this.


rob halkes's insight:

Mobile development in health care provision demands integrated care. We 've said it before: it urges all stakeholders to work together in a co-creative way - not just "doing things with each other" See ).

There's more to designing care than just settling on who does what. The art of doing business in care is a thing to learn. There are  three different kinds of care: See

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Dutch eHealth-monitor 2014 - -

Dutch eHealth-monitor 2014 - - | eHealth - Social Business in Health |

The Dutch ehealth monitor of the Netherlands has been released recently. There is no English translation yet, nor a summary, but a English infographic is presented at this post on the website. Here you can see that ehealth is steadily but I guess, firmly growing in NL.

More healthcare users say their GP allows them to make online appointments: from 7% in 2013 to 13% in 2014; or request repeart prescriptions: from 21% to 30%.

More GP's, 93% to 98% (!) and medical specialists, 66% to 75% use mainly or exclusively electronic records!

However no major shifts are found in the use of eHealth compared to 2013.

There will be greater coordination in the area of eHealth. The Ministry of Health Welfare and Sport sets concrete objectives, and parties 'in the field' seek each other out for joint activities!

Four things stood out in the study:

  1. eHealth in the workplace is still not always 'plug and play'
  2. Process innovation is difficult
  3. Healthcare users and healthcare providers do not always see sufficient added value
  4. Healthcare users are often unaware of possibilities already available

For a real, large scale use of eHealth a good balance is needed between the investment in money and effort and the experience added value in terms of imprived care, convenience and financial benefits.

See here for Nictiz  and here for Nivel the sources and down;oads of inforgroaphic (in English too) and the report (Dutch).

rob halkes's insight:

I would say that experience demonstrates that ehealth initiatives may be initiated by small efforts to digital services from physicians to patients, like repeat prescriptions. These are relatively easy first steps.
However, when it comes to more complicated developments in digital health involving interaction, exchange of data and information, and communication between professionals and patients, that is a more heavy change to conquer. It needs more motivation, organization and perseverance on the site of the professionals besides the readiness of technology. More support to implementation seems to be necessary.

I reckoned that on the basis of my own experience from early on.

See some information to this here.

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Telemonitoring reduces readmissions 44 percent in 4-year, 500-patient study | mobihealthnews #hcsmeu

Telemonitoring reduces readmissions 44 percent in 4-year, 500-patient study | mobihealthnews #hcsmeu | eHealth - Social Business in Health |

rob halkes's insight:
Research on eHealth now presents data that it really can safe costs. Not "just like that" of course, but one needs to accommodate to get to these results. See for instance here, to things to be thought through:
Michael Seres's curator insight, November 22, 2014 8:16 AM

Will that percentage increase with the growth of #wearables