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Telecommunication Economics

Volume 7216 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 56-66

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Implications of mHealth Service Deployments: A Comparison between Dissimilar European Countries

  • Frederic VannieuwenborgAffiliated withDept. of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University, IBBT
  • , Zviad KirtavaAffiliated withPartners for Health NGO, National Information Learning Centre
  • , Lambros LambrinosAffiliated withDept. of Communication and Internet Studies, Cyprus University of Technology
  • , Jan Van OoteghemAffiliated withDept. of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University, IBBT
  • , Sofie VerbruggeAffiliated withDept. of Information Technology (INTEC), Ghent University, IBBT

Abstract

Despite several successful pilot studies, a general implementation and adoption of mobile health services is not often the case. The deployment of eHealth and in particular mHealth services is discussed for three non similar European countries: Cyprus, Georgia, and Belgium. Each country uses the same kind of mobile health services with a different emphasis. By comparing results of a reference case, tele-monitoring heart patients, major implications are identified for a general rollout of services and respective recommendations.

Keywords

mHealth Tele-monitoring Business model implications