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Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos

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Recent global and national debates have shown that demographic change, the rising incidence of chronic disease, and the unmet need for more personalized care are trends demanding a new, integrated approach to health and social care. The advancement and adoption of technology in both health and social care settings is a valuable tool for encouraging change and improving the quality and efficiency of care provided to patients and care clients.Achieving Effective Integrated E-Care Beyond the Silos presents a collection of real-life examples, frameworks, business models, financial implications, and methods of evaluating the technological tools that are enabling a more human-centered approach to health and social care. Based on relevant research in the field of integrated e-care, this publication is ideally designed for use by practitioners, researchers, and decision-makers in the care field.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
  5. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Introduction
    1. INTRODUCTION
  9. Section 1: Conceptual Approaches to Integrated eCare
    1. Chapter 1: The Core Vision of Person-Centred Care in a Modern Information-Based Society
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE DEMOGRAPHIC DRIVERS
      4. HEIGHTENED CONSUMER EXPECTATIONS
      5. THE RESOURCE DRIVERS
      6. MOVING FORWARD RESPONSIBLY
      7. RETURNING TO HOLISTIC INTEGRATED CARE
      8. SO WHAT IS INTEGRATED CARE IN THE MODERN IDIOM?
      9. THE PIVOTAL ROLE OF ICTs IN ENABLING INTEGRATED CARE
      10. RUSHING FORWARD SLOWLY
      11. THE NEW ISSUES: PEOPLE, PROCESSES, COMFORT, CONSENT, AND GOVERNANCE
      12. THE ACHIEVABLE VISION: PERSON-CANTERED INTEGRATED CARE
      13. CONCLUSION
      14. REFERENCES
      15. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Do All Roads Lead to Rome?
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ICT AS A CATALYST OF CHANGE TOWARDS INTEGRATING TRADITIONALLY SEPARATED CARE PROCESSES
      4. BENEFITS ACHIEVABLE THROUGH INTEGRATED E-CARE
      5. GENERIC PATHWAYS FOR HORIZONTALLY INTEGRATED E-CARE
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 3: Implementing and Scaling up Integrated Care through Collaboration
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE BUMPY ROAD TO INTEGRATED CARE
      5. INTEGRATED CARE IN EUROPE: ESTABLISHING THE B3 BASELINE
      6. DEVELOPING AN ACTION PLAN
      7. MAPPING OF INTEGRATED HEALTH AND CARE ACROSS EUROPE
      8. B3 INTEGRATED CARE ACTION AREA ACTIVITIES
      9. CONCLUSION
      10. REFERENCES
      11. ADDITIONAL READING
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTES
  10. Section 2: Technologies for Integrated eCare
    1. Chapter 4: Understanding Integrated Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INTEGRATED CARE
      5. THE ROLE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN INTEGRATED CARE
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 5: Technology for Integrated eCare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS
      4. APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES
      5. LESSONS LEARNED: DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      8. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 6: Informatics and Socio-Technical Challenges when Designing Solutions for Integrated eCare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. INFORMATICS AND SOCIO-TECHNICAL CHALLENGES IN INTEGRATED ECARE
      5. CASE STUDIES
      6. CASE RESULTS
      7. CASE RESULTS
      8. CASE RESULTS
      9. CASE RESULTS
      10. CASE RESULTS
      11. CASE RESULTS
      12. CASE RESULTS
      13. DISCUSSION
      14. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      15. CONCLUSION
      16. ACKNOWLEDGMENT
      17. REFERENCES
      18. ADDITIONAL READING
      19. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      20. ENDNOTES
  11. Section 3: Evaluating Integrated eCare Services
    1. Chapter 7: Socio-Economic Impact Assessment and Business Models for Integrated eCare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE ASSIST FRAMEWORK FOR SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT ASSESSMENT
      5. AN EXAMPLE CASE: INTEGRATED SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE WITH MILD COGNITIVE PROBLEMS AND MILD DEPRESSION AND THEIR CARERS
      6. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 8: Evaluating Integrated eCare
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EVALUATION OF COMPLEX INTERVENTIONS/INTEGRATED CARE
      5. PROJECT PLANNING: STATE OF THE ART SOLUTION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
  12. Section 4: Integrated eCare Services in Practice
    1. Chapter 9: Telemedically Augmented Palliative Care
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. ADDITIONAL READING
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 10: The Development of BelRAI, a Web Application for Sharing Assessment Data on Frail Older People in Home Care, Nursing Homes, and Hospitals
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE BELGIAN APPROACH TO CLIENT: CENTRED AND TRANSITIONAL CARE
      5. DOS AND DON’TS, PROS AND CONS
      6. CHALLENGES FOR THE FUTURE
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. ENDNOTES
    3. Chapter 11: Making Integrated eCare a Reality in the UK
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE WELFARE STATE: A LABOUR OF LOVE?
      4. INTEGRATED CARE: WHY IT HAS NOT HAPPENED
      5. PUSHED AROUND BY TECHNOLOGY
      6. A ROAD MAP FOR INTEGRATED CARE
      7. INDEPENDENT IN HULL
      8. CONCLUSION: A ROADMAP FOR THE FUTURE OF INTEGRATED CARE?
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 12: Integrating Social and Health Services in Greece
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CURRENT STATUS
      5. MAIN FOCUS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
    5. Chapter 13: From Agreement to Realization
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      5. STANDARDISATION OF PRACTICES AND CONDUCT: WHAT WAS THE SITUATION AT THE BEGINNING? INTERSECTORAL COOPERATION
      6. THE CENTRAL ELECTRONIC PATIENT RECORD: INTEGRATION OF GENERAL PRACTICE AND SPECIALIST PRACTICES
      7. PATIENTS AND THE QUESTION OF CONFIDENTIALITY AND DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY
      8. PROS AND CONS FOR SMALL AND FOR LARGE IT COMPANIES AS PARTNERS
      9. OUTLOOK AND FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    6. Chapter 14: The eCare Network in Bologna
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE SOCIAL, DEMOGRAPHIC, ORGANISATIONAL AND TECHNOLOGY CONTECT
      5. THE BOLOGNA eCARE NETWORK
      6. THE eCARE SERVICE IN FIGURES
      7. DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES AND THE RELATIONSHIP WITH TELECARE TECHNOLOGIES
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. ADDITIONAL READING
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      12. ENDNOTES
    7. Chapter 15: Integrated eCare in Dementia
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. EVALUATING THE INDEPENDENT PROJECT IN IRELAND: APPROACH AND METHODS
      4. RESULTS
      5. THE IMPACT OF THE INDEPENDENT PROJECT ON STAFF IN TER AND ASI
      6. DEGREE OF INTEGRATION BETWEEN ASI AND TER ACHIEVED DURING THE INDEPENDENT PROJECT
      7. SOCIO-ECONOMIC ASPECTS AND SUSTAINABILITY
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors