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Vectors and drivers of connected health in Europe: a foundation for integrated care


Nicola Mountford, Ioanna Chouvarda, Minna Isomursu , Brian Caulfield

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Refereed Conference Meeting Proceeding
Coordinated, integrated care requires connected “inputs, delivery, management and organization of services related to diagnosis, treatment, care, rehabilitation and health promotion” (Grone & Barbero, 2002). Connected health (CH) offers a key building block as a “paradigm shift, looking after the individual and community health in a process that speaks to the health journey of the person, through the entire lifespan, leveraging a variety of technologies to do so” (ENJECT, 2016). However, CH is failing to reach its full potential – and therefore failing in its contribution to the realization of integrated care. We conducted a multi-disciplinary literature review across business, technology and healthcare journals, triangulated with a survey of CH experts from academia, industry and clinical settings representing 19 European countries (ENJECT, COST Action TD1405). We hereby identify key vectors for CH and related drivers of change
Conference Name: 
17th International Conference on Integrated Care, Dublin, May 2017
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National University of Ireland, Dublin (UCD)
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