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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).

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- Friday 10 November 2017

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