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Towards Sustainable Business Models From Healthcare Technology Research

Mulvenna, Maurice, Wallace, Jonathan, Moore, George, Martin, Suzanne, Galbraith, Brendan, Haaker, Timber, Moelaert, Ferial, Jansson, Maria, Bergvall-Kåreborn, Birgitta, Castellot Lou, Ricardo, Melander-Wikman, Anita, Bengtsson, Johan, Isaksson, Lennart and Nugent, CD (2010) Towards Sustainable Business Models From Healthcare Technology Research. International Journal of Computers in Healthcare, 1 (1). pp. 20-34. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1504/IJCIH.2010.034129


As demographic ageing impacts across the world, health and welfare organisations are seeking new paradigms of care that address people’s needs as well as being inherently more scalable than the incumbent processes and services. The aim of this paper is to describe the current situation in Europe with information on service provision, before signposting some possible new ways to develop sustainable business models that support care models. The paper uses a case study approach to examine the issues in the introduction of such business models, from a perspective of the translation of research proof of concepts into business services and from the perspective of developing innovations from research that address unmet or poorly considered needs of user. The paper shows how several innovative European projects are anticipating the need for service change and are designing their research outcomes to match the needs of service commissioners more fully. The conclusion discusses several different approaches before drawing together strands of the work and providing tentative recommendations on the way forward to develop new inclusive technology-enhanced services in health and social care.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Computing & Engineering
Ulster Business School > Department of Management and Leadership
Faculty of Computing & Engineering > School of Computing and Mathematics
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute of Nursing and Health Research > Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies
Computer Science Research Institute
Computer Science Research Institute > Smart Environments
ID Code:14600
Deposited By: Professor Maurice Mulvenna
Deposited On:20 Jul 2010 07:43
Last Modified:25 Oct 2012 15:00

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