Moving tele-monitoring and tele-treatment from promise to practice : a business model approach for a chronic lower back pain application

Huis in ‘t Veld, Rianne, Fielt, Erwin, & Vollenbroek-Hutten, Miriam (2011) Moving tele-monitoring and tele-treatment from promise to practice : a business model approach for a chronic lower back pain application. International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 12(3/4), pp. 333-349.

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The availability of new information and communication technologies creates opportunities for new, mobile tele-health services. While many promising tele-health projects deliver working R&D prototypes, they often do not result in actual deployment. We aim to identify critical issues than can increase our understanding and enhance the viability of the mobile tele-health services beyond the R&D phase by developing a business model. The present study describes the systematic development and evaluation of a service-oriented business model for tele-monitoring and -treatment of chronic lower back pain patients based on a mobile technology prototype. We address challenges of multi-sector collaboration and disruptive innovation.

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ID Code: 42019
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: business model, tele-health, telemedicine, R&D, prototype, information systems, innovation, service, health care
DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2011.040483
ISSN: 1368-2156
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Inderscience
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2011 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Deposited On: 16 Jun 2011 23:01
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 23:33

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