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
|Author:||Kekkonen, Päivi1; Reiman, Arto1; Lappalainen, Pirjo2;|
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
|Online Access:||PDF Full Text (PDF, 0.9 MB)|
|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe2020120799702
|Publish Date:|| 2020-12-07
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.
|Pages:||214 - 218|
Proceedings of the IADIS 13th international conferences on ICT, society and human beings. 21 - 23 July 2020
International conferences on ICT, society and human beings
|Type of Publication:||
A4 Article in conference proceedings
|Field of Science:||
222 Other engineering and technologies
The project is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.
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