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

  • Frederic Vannieuwenborg
  • Zviad Kirtava
  • Lambros Lambrinos
  • Jan Van Ooteghem
  • Sofie Verbrugge
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7216)

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 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Frederic Vannieuwenborg
    • 1
  • Zviad Kirtava
    • 2
  • Lambros Lambrinos
    • 3
  • Jan Van Ooteghem
    • 1
  • Sofie Verbrugge
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Information Technology (INTEC)Ghent University, IBBTBelgium
  2. 2.Partners for Health NGONational Information Learning CentreGeorgia
  3. 3.Dept. of Communication and Internet StudiesCyprus University of TechnologyCyprus

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