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Kekkonen, Päivi; Reiman, Arto; Lappalainen, Pirjo; Tuiskunen, Marika; Jokinen, Kirsi (2020) Estimating the monetary benefits of telerehabilitation in the countryside : case of introduction of tele-homecare. In: Proceedings of the IADIS 13th international conferences on ICT, society and human beings. 21 - 23 July 2020 (pp. 214-218). Iadis Press. http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/iadis-international-conference-ict-society-and-human-beings-ict

Estimating the monetary benefits of telerehabilitation in the countryside : case of introduction of tele-homecare

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Author: Kekkonen, Päivi1; Reiman, Arto1; Lappalainen, Pirjo2;
Organizations: 1Industrial Engineering and Management, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 4610, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
2Social Services and Rehabilitation, Oulu University of Applied Sciences, P.O. Box 222, 90101 Oulu, Finland
Format: article
Version: published version
Access: open
Online Access: PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.9 MB)
Persistent link: http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020120799702
Language: English
Published: Iadis Press, 2020
Publish Date: 2020-12-07
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Abstract

Digitalization provides new solutions for health and welfare services. In cases where the customer has a long distance to reach the face-to-face services or has other limitations related to mobility, telerehabilitation can be used to provide the needed services for the customer. This study presents a tele-homecare service introduced in a municipal health and welfare services provider for the elderly. The cost saving potential of tele-homecare service as compared to traditional homecare service is a key interest. A categorization of costs in cases of traditional and tele-homecare is presented and further effects of tele-homecare in terms of costs are discussed. The case study is a part of an on-going project, the aim of which is to provide information that can be utilized in making well-grounded decisions on introducing telerehabilitation services that take into account the special needs and characteristics of rural areas.

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ISBN: 978-989-8704-19-1
Pages: 214 - 218
Host publication: Proceedings of the IADIS 13th international conferences on ICT, society and human beings. 21 - 23 July 2020
Conference: International conferences on ICT, society and human beings
Type of Publication: A4 Article in conference proceedings
Field of Science: 222 Other engineering and technologies
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Funding: The project is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
Copyright information: © IADIS Press and the Authors.