Impact assessmentin eCare & the Ageing Society

For Europe and in many countries around the word, demographic developments have significant implications for social care and healthcare systems and for the provision of care services. There will be more older people in absolute and relative terms, and more very old people likely to need more intensive and diverse support. At the same time it is expected that the number of carers will decrease due to societal and economic reasons.

Finding ways of sustaining or improving care outcomes with limited financial resources becomes increasingly challenging. New technology applications can help address these challenges. But making the case for investment in these services and applications requires robust evaluation, not only to demonstrate that eCare works, but also to show how and in what context. Any technological intervention and implementation has to be evidence-based. Reliable evidence is becoming a prerequisite for political decisions on changing or implementing new technologies, routines and interventions.

Interventions in the area of eCare are in most cases complex interventions building upon a number of components that may act independently or interdependently and involving and affecting a range of stakeholders. Reliable evaluation of these interventions requires methods that deal with the complexity of the care environment and its different stakeholders. We have in-depth knowledge and expertise in careful study design and a complex set of qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods, their advantages and caveats.

From a European perspective, the provision of ICT-supported integrated care has to address a heterogeneous array of regional care ‘eco-systems’. The decision on a study design always needs to consider local circumstances as well as the objective to be reached. The choice of design must always be clearly stated and explained. We offer our clients and partners the optimal mix of methods for their objectives, including quantitative approaches such as RCT study designs, control group designs, before and after measures, post-hoc evaluations and reference data comparisons; qualitative research methods such as focus groups, observations, case studies; and in-depth process evaluations.

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empirica projects CareWell and BeyondSilos among most...

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empirica projects CareWell and BeyondSilos among most...

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On 21 March 2018 a new European Commission study titled “Impact of EU-Funded Research and Innovation on ICT for Active and Health Ageing - The Top 25...

MAFEIP study final outcomes

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MAFEIP study final outcomes

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100 Most Influential People in Healthcare Award goes to...

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Dr. Veli Stroetmann, Head of eHealth Research & Policy at empirica, has been named one of the 100 leading figures in healthcare worldwide.

ScaleAHA Final Report Officially Published

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ScaleAHA Final Report Officially Published

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The ScaleAHA study has publsihed its final report. Scale AHA supported the European Commission in fostering scaling-up of innovations in active and...

MAFEIP (assessing eHealth innovations) presented at a...

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The MAFEIP study team conducted a workshop in order to inform potential users about the tool, its scope and functionalities, and promote its uptake by...

empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

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empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

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empirica is carrying out a study on “Support to scaling up of innovations in Active and Healthy Ageing” (Scale-AHA) in close cooperation with EuroRec...

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Fortbildung: Innovationsfonds & Co. - mit Fördermitteln neue...

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Innovative Versorgungsprojekte scheitern häufig an der Finanzierung. Wer dennoch neue Projekte realisieren möchte, dem stehen vielfältige...

Simulating an integrated eCare service

eCare & Ageing

Simulating an integrated eCare service

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Implementing an integrated eCare services requires anticipating numerous positive and negative impacts on a range of stakeholders. The Service...

Evidence and decision making when going beyond pilots

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We learn from the past by looking towards the future. Some of those forward-looking visions are provided by several large-scale initiatives that have...

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

eCare & Ageing

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

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Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

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Care for older people does not have to be disjointed and inefficient. 7 European regions show the way to successful integration of social, health and...

A European Benchmarking of eHealth and eCare

eCare & Ageing

A European Benchmarking of eHealth and eCare

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eHealth and eCare are still some distance away from being widely available within and across the European Union. Outcomes of a major Benchmarking...

Successful pioneering: the CommonWell pilots

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Successful pioneering: the CommonWell pilots

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A recent article on eHealth News describes one of the successful CommonWell pilots, delivering intergated telecare and telehealth in Milton Keynes,...

Making integrated eCare a reality - CommonWell comes to a...

eCare & Ageing

Making integrated eCare a reality - CommonWell comes to a...

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After more than three years of work, empirica-coordinated project CommonWell now shows a way how integrated eCare services can become a reality across...

empirica health technology assessment methodology presented...

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empirica health technology assessment methodology presented...

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The leading European scientific eHealth conference, "Medical Informatics Europe - MIE2011, took place in Oslo from August 28 to 31, 2011 and...

The ASSIST telemedicine assessment tool and method are ready...

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The ASSIST telemedicine assessment tool and method are ready...

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ASSIST, a study funded by the European Space Agency, has made substantial progress during the last twelve months: The knowledge gained from an...

ASSIST's telemedicine assessment tool showcased at ARTES...

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ASSIST's telemedicine assessment tool showcased at ARTES...

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For the first time the ASSIST project showcased its comprehensive telemedicine self-assessment tool at ESA's application workshop. It raised quite a...

The Swiss Medical Informatics journal publishes article with...

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The Swiss Medical Informatics journal publishes article with...

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empirica researchers Karl Stroetmann, Alexander Dobrev, Jörg Artmann and Rainer Thiel report on the results of their critical review of the Swiss...

"Pilot on eHealth Indicators" study awarded to empirica by...

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"Pilot on eHealth Indicators" study awarded to empirica by...

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In this study for the European Commission DG INFSO and Media a survey of almost 6,000 primary care physicians on their use of ICT and internet for...

SeniorWatch II - Assessment of the senior market for ICT -...

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The SeniorWatch study is aimed at assessing and measuring changes in the ICT market for older people, which occurred since 2002 when the first...

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