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Co-Creation in Health Care

Co-Creation in Health Care | eHealth - Social Business in Health |

Experience co-creation in health care is an effective method to innovate value to patients in a personalized way, in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders.
It is intended to benefit patients in coping with their health conditions and to arrive at a satisfying state of quality of life, given their specific personal health conditions.

Working together is conditional to health care. But "Co-Creation" and "Experience Co-Creation" are not like “working together” in a traditional way. The concept of the method of co-creation is rather based on acknowledging the difficulties in health care to work together. “Experience co-creation in care” enables personalization of health care tailored to the patient conditions and preferences. It drives the effectiveness of the total process: efficacy of medical interventions, therapy, rehabilitation and lifestyle.

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I just wanted to create a quick overview of what Co-creation in Care looks like.

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Integration should be the trend of health care development 2014 | Health Business Consult

Integration should be the trend of health care development 2014 | Health Business Consult | eHealth - Social Business in Health |

Health care is very much „in transition”. Have a quick look at the trends in health care 2014 . Now, try to predict what the outcomes will be of all these well intended developments?
Due to changes in structure of processes, organizations, patients’ journeys, devices, drugs, apps, telemonitoring – health care will run the risk of becoming highly fragmented, maybe even chaotic. Let’s hope that professionals and their patients still do know their way around.

Can this be prevented? As costs will drive change for the coming years, I guess not. Health care is fundamentally being transformed. Why? Because it has been righteously disrupted and it will take time before a new satisfactory system has emerged. Do we need to wait for that? No! We have to see how we can construe things in a more informed perspective. ..

..there is a sure direction to give that constitutes the basic principle for moving forward: both because it is immanent to all needed developments to better care, and because it creates the opportunity to developments in oversee-able steps of change. Every party can draw its own choice on this to design a proper blue print to their process of change.

This principle directive is: Integrate, integrate, integrate.

Integration in care is about the unification of both parties and activities, aided by technology, devices, information and medications, to create better care for health and its outcomes.
Integration will lead to better connections of different partners who are needed for a specific path or process of care. It will stimulate collaboration and coordination of activities between them. They will aim for better outcomes and higher effectiveness of care. It will lead to opportunities for more efficient arrangements of expertise and allocation of capacity of care givers.
With the compound of the interests of the key players in care (and I mean of course, patients included), costs can be more rationally arranged and may lead to lowering prices of care per patient per year. Also, it will inspire higher transparency of processes and clarity to patients about details of the caring activities themselves.

There are three different kinds of integration. Each, open to start with. So, any party may pick and start its own game changer. Even any couple of parties as intended partners, may do so too. Choose the most easiest entry to your future development together and enjoy the ride!

1. Integration by Co-Operation
2. Integration by Co-Creation. 3. Integration by “Experience Co-Creation”.


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See what you think of this: Can it be done? Will different and several parties be as bold to set things into motion. We know there are. Why don't you?

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Sven Awege's curator insight, February 28, 2014 5:15 AM

Excellent read to understand the complexities :-)

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10 Mobile Health Apps From Uncle Sam

10 Mobile Health Apps From Uncle Sam | eHealth - Social Business in Health |

By Michelle McNickle

New mobile apps from the Department of Health and Human Services, for consumers and doctors alike, let you search medical literature, locate health centers, fight drug abuse and much more.

Health Apps Set to Explode in 2013

Will 2013 be the year of the mobile app? Pundits seem to think so, and the prediction holds true for healthcare professionals and consumers alike. Although developers have come up with several apps to help clinicians diagnose and manage disease, the use of medical apps among consumers is set to take center stage, especially in light of new patient engagement requirements that are part of the government's Meaningful Use Stage 2 program.

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Imho health apps have already exploded in front of us. I guess it will be difficult for patients with specific conditions to find the right support to their choice. You might want to try for instance loooking for an app support in coping with your snoring condition. What you get as a "lay" patient looks like chaos and I could imagine you would turn right away when confronted. ..

It means that health care is a co-creating ambition: integrated and coordinated support is needed. The formal systems need to go a long road still to create this  condition for patients to find their way easily to reliable, informed and cooperative health care support. But it is needed and there is no other way than to try and build it. Apps might help us to move into that direction quicker!

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