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The introduction of ICT into health and care affects a multitude of stakeholders, from service clients and patients, to providers and governance bodies. It has impacts on how people live in old age or with chronic conditions, on the way care is delivered and on how it is governed. Decision makers aiming to improve the situation of care recipients, of professional and informal carers or of entire care systems are faced with transferring one situation into another. They have to improve concepts and practice without leaving anyone behind. Understanding the different impacts on all stakeholders and applying this understanding for strategic decision making is a key prerequisite for long-term viability in such an endeavor and we use the ASSIST framework, an approach to socio-economic impact assessment, to serve this purpose.

ASSIST is a methodological framework developed to provide an objective, impartial assessment of the impact of a service (retrospective), as well as a meaningful estimation of future potential, taking into account different options (prospective). ASSIST covers a series of analytic steps beginning with an analysis of the stakeholder affected by a service and of the expected impacts to be measured. Quantitative or quantifiable data is collected by various means including surveys (such as our eCCIS – eCare Client Impact Survey addressing patients/clients, informal carers and care professionals), work process and cost flow analysis, log data analysis and others. This data is analysed in a dedicated software tool, using a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) approach. Outcomes are different sensitivity-tested economic performance measures relevant for decision making, including socio-economic return and ROI.

The outcome of an ASSIST assessment can be used for the formulation of sustainable service models, for business model and business case development and for regulatory and strategy impact assessments.

ASSIST was originally developed by empirica, but is now an open framework, with its methodological basis and software tools available under open licenses.

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New version of the MAFEIP Tool

eCare & Ageing

New version of the MAFEIP Tool

Digital Health

The MAFEIP study (Support Services for the Management and Utilization of Monitoring and Assessment of the EIP-MAFEIP Tool) was carried out by Open...

MAFEIP study final outcomes

Digital Health

MAFEIP study final outcomes

eCare & Ageing

The MAFEIP study (Support Services for the Management and Utilization of Monitoring and Assessment of the EIP-MAFEIP Tool) has been carried out by...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

Digital Health

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

eCare & Ageing

ScaleAHA Final Report Officially Published

Digital Health

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

Results from the 2016 Call for Reference Sites of the EIP on...

eCare & Ageing

Results from the 2016 Call for Reference Sites of the EIP on...

Digital Health

Here are the results of the 2016 Call for Reference sites supported by empirica.

empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

eCare & Ageing

empirica leads new study on scaling up EIP on AHA

Digital Health

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...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

Digital Health

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

Digital Health

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

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

eCare & Ageing

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

Digital Health

Overcoming care silos - INDEPENDENT project ends...

Inclusive Society

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...

Beyond Silos in Care - Seven European Regions Take a Step...

Digital Health

Seven European regions turn to the challenge of providing better joined-up support to their older population, by bringing social care and healthcare...

Study states added value of Swiss electronic patient record

Digital Health

A planned electronic patient record in Switzerland would aid the general population and especially the chronically ill. This is the most important...

A Good Start

eCare & Ageing

A Good Start

Digital Health

SmartCare partners meet for the first time in Triest in Northern Italy. 42 partners from regions all over Europe have decided to not miss out on the...

And they are off! INDEPENDENT Newsletter No. 3

eCare & Ageing

And they are off! INDEPENDENT Newsletter No. 3

Digital Health

Six integrated eCare pilots up and running and more in this third issue of the INDEPENDENT newsletter.

Call for Chapters: Beyond Silos - The why and how of...

eCare & Ageing

As part of the "Beyond Silos" activies, INDEPENDENT partner empirica edits a book on the topic of integrated eCare. The book will take stock of what...

Sharing real-time information to support decision-making in...

eCare & Ageing

The empirica-led INDEPENDENT project is in full swing at the Irish pilot site.

Integrated eCare supports health and social wellbeing

eCare & Ageing

Integrated eCare supports health and social wellbeing

Digital Health

At the Hull pilot site of empirica-led project INDEPENDENT, Tunstall myclincs, specially enhanced for the INDEPENDENT project, have been placed in...

An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

eCare & Ageing

An EHTEL success story: the INDEPENDENT pilot in Ireland

Digital Health

empirica-led project INDEPENDENT was invited by EHTEL to submit a success story for presentation on the EHTEL website.

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

eCare & Ageing

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

Digital Health

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...

eCare & Ageing

empirica health technology assessment methodology presented...

Digital Health

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

Innovation to Diffusion - Towards successful deployment of...

Digital Health

Dr. Karl Stroetmann of empirica GmbH presented initial considerations on the issues and challenges of moving " From Innovation to Diffusion - Towards...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

Digital Health

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

CommonWell at the International Telecare & Telehealth...

eCare & Ageing

CommonWell at the International Telecare & Telehealth...

Digital Health

Members of the CommonWell team will attend the International Telecare & Telehealth Conference 2011 on 14 - 16 November 2011 in London to present first...

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

eCare & Ageing

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

Digital Health

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

New publication by the European Commission on securing...

Digital Health

New publication by the European Commission on securing benefits from interoperable Electronic Health Record and ePrescribing systems

eHealth in Switzerland

eCare & Ageing

eHealth in Switzerland

Digital Health

Recommendations to sucessfully meet implementation challenges in a federal context

The Swiss Medical Informatics journal publishes article with...

eCare & Ageing

The Swiss Medical Informatics journal publishes article with...

Digital Health

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

EHR IMPACT preliminary results introduced to i2010 Sub Group...

Digital Health

Preliminary results of the EHR IMPACT study were presented to the i2010 Sub Group on eHealth in Brussels.

HealthGrid 2009 conference empirica consultant presents on...

Digital Health

For three days, until July 1st, Berlin became the centre of attention for those interested in HealthGrid technology in Europe.

Dr. Stroetmann presented at "Telemedicine and Reimbursement"...

Digital Health

On Feb. 24, 2009, AIM (Association Internationale de la Mutualitie) held an executive expert workshop on "TELEMEDICINE AND REIMBURSEMENT" at its...

Financing eHealth study

Digital Health

The result of the Financing eHealth study served as input to an article on “eHealth Investment: High Potential Opportunity and Managerial Challenge”...

First case study reports available for download on the EHR...

Digital Health

First case study reports available for download on the EHR IMPACT website! The detailed case studies present evidence on the socio-economic impact of...

EHR IMPACT case studies presented at high-level conferences

Digital Health

Two EHR IMPACT case studies were presented at this year’s TeleMed & eHealth 2008 Conference of the British Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) in London.

The second Financing eHealth workshop, ”Procuring for health benefits: critical factors for beneficial deployment of innovative eHealth and...

EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life...

eCare & Ageing

EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life...

Digital Health

EU project CommonWell launched to improve quality of life for older people and support independent living though integration of health and social care

Empirica's research in the eInclusion domain features...

eCare & Ageing

Empirica's research in the eInclusion domain features...

Digital Health

Empirica's research in the eInclusion domain features...

Inclusive Society

Three projects with empirica lead or participation feature among others in a new e-inclusion brochure edited by the European Commission.

Empirica researchers present at this year's TeleMed &...

Digital Health

This year's TeleMed & eHealth 2008 Conference of the British Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) will take place on the 24th and the 25th of November in...

EU Workshop on Market Barriers for Uptake of ICTs for...

Digital Health

As part of the ICT+Ageing study, empirica will organise an expert workshop on "Market Barriers for Uptake of ICTs for Independent Living and Active...

empirica presents results of "EHR IMPACT and Financing...

Digital Health

empirica presents results of the EHR IMPACT and Financing eHealth studies at the European Ministerial eHealth Conference 2008

The main lesson is that ICT is only part of the solution

Digital Health

At the recent European eHealth Conference in Slovenia, an EU commissioned study on the “Socio-economic impact of interoperable electronic health...

Developing Successful Business Cases for Telehealth: An...

Digital Health

Organised by the Telemed and eHealth Forum of the Royal Society of Medicine, this half-day workshop will support healthcare commissioners, public and...

First findings of the EHR IMPACT study will be presented...

Digital Health

First findings of the EHR IMPACT study will be presented next month at the European Union Ministerial Conference on eHealth 2008 in Portorož,...

First results from the Financing eHealth study have been...

Digital Health

First results from the Financing eHealth study have been published on the study website www.financing-ehealth.eu. One of the reports describes the...

Wellcome & Nuffield Trust EHR Symposium

Digital Health

An expert symposium concerned with ”Critical Issues for Electronic Health Records” was co-hosted by The Nuffield Trust and The Wellcome Trust

Searching for financing opportunities

Digital Health

Our second contributor, Alexander Dobrev from Empirica, looks at financing opportunities in the three phases of the eHealth investment life-cycle, and...

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

eCare & Ageing

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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