eHealth Living Lab Micro Innovation Strategy: A Case Study of Prototypes through Co-creation

  • Josep Ma. Monguet
  • Marco Ferruzca
  • Joaquín Fernández
  • Eduardo Huerta
Part of the Lecture Notes of the Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering book series (LNICST, volume 69)

Abstract

Innovation has evolved towards a more democratic model, but there is a lack of tools and strategies that help organizations to manage the inclusion of citizens/experts/stakeholders/researchers in their innovation process. This is the case of the eHealth domain where design and delivery of new solutions to patients, beg for innovative solutions. This paper presents the “Living Lab Micro Innovation Cell” (iCell), a framework to co-create innovative eHealth services. iCell has a nucleus composed of a multidisciplinary junior team supported by a group of senior consultants coming from businesses, health institutions and research centers. All of them collaborate with patients in the co-creation process. The iCell integrates different core competences and manages "knowledge and work flows" through 2.0 internet tools. The iCell framework is the result of a qualitative research based in a case study of six eHealth service prototypes developed in the area of Barcelona during the last three years.

Keywords

Business health Business model innovation Living Lab health 2.0 

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© ICST Institute for Computer Science, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Josep Ma. Monguet
    • 1
  • Marco Ferruzca
    • 2
  • Joaquín Fernández
    • 1
  • Eduardo Huerta
    • 1
  1. 1.UPC-Barcelona TechBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.UAM, CyADMéxico CityMéxico

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