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Research at Fondation Brocher

I'm working for three months at Fondation Brocher at a study called 'Improving the social impact of new eHealth and telemedicine-applications: towards a resilient healthcare system'.

The research will take on a mixed methods approach, combining both quantitative and qualitative methods such as: stakeholder consultation, analysis of (archival) data and interviews. Since implementing eHealth and telemedicine takes place within an (social) environment in which different actors/stakeholders are involved, theories on network governance and the interrelatedness of the different actors will be used to interpret the results. Using concepts from people and person-centered care, analytical tools from affordances research, empirical material will be written during the residency at Brocher Foundation.

The objectives of the proposed study are to:

  • Research how to develop eHealth- and telemedicine-applications in a person- or people-centered manner, that incorporates the perspectives and sense making of end-users (patients and healthcare professionals);
  • Base the insights of research on the case study of the Artificial Pancreas that meets the criteria of a telemedicine-system to support the partnership between patient and healthcare professionals in chronic disease management in a person-centered way;
  • Develop general guidelines for chronic disease management through eHealth- and telemedicine-enabled person-centered care;
  • Validate these guidelines with experts/stakeholders, thus contributing to the development of guidelines for user-friendly development of eHealth- and telemedicine-applications.
  • Give input for the working paper of the European Health Futures Forum on how to implement eHealth-solutions by engaging the end-users in a meaningful manner. 

Wildevuur SE, Simonse LW
Information and Communication Technology–Enabled Person-Centered Care for the “Big Five” Chronic Conditions: Scoping Review
Journal of Medical Internet Research 2015;17(3):e77
DOI: 10.2196/jmir.368

Wildevuur SE, Thomese F, Ferguson J, Klink A. Information and communication technologies to support chronic disease self-management: Preconditions for enhancing the partnership in Person-Centered Care (under review).

Recent blog posts

- Friday 12 May 2017

This opinion article witten by Marleen Stikker has not yet been translated. For the moment, please turn to the Dutch version. We may provide a full translation later.

- Thursday 11 May 2017

In the current series of FabSchool (on Wednesday afternoon at the Waag) we are exploring the world of biotechnology. We went hunting for microbes with the kids!

- Tuesday 09 May 2017

Whereas the DSI (digital social innovation) policy agenda was mainly focused on the level of the European Union, we see that cities are strongest in materializing the DSI idea.

- Monday 08 May 2017

It proved more difficult to revive the first social network in The Netherlands than expected, for which are good reasons. Nevertheless, some crucial steps were taken.

- Tuesday 25 April 2017

At the Fablearn conference in Denmark we hosted a workshop on our educational programme ‘Who is the boss of the Internet?’ and presented our collaboration with the Amsterdam Public Library to develop 10 maker spaces.

- Monday 24 April 2017

Xiamyra went to Chile to visit the 'Gathering of Open Science Hardware'. She met many interesting people but actually did not see that much hardware!