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CeHRes roadmap utilization in development of eHealth technology solutions : a Scoping review

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Author: Palokangas, Mari1
Organizations: 1University of Oulu, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, Department of Information Processing Science, Information Processing Science
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Version: published version
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Language: English
Published: Oulu : M. Palokangas, 2017
Publish Date: 2017-12-04
Thesis type: Master's thesis
Tutor: Oinas-Kukkonen, Harri
Karppinen, Pasi
Reviewer: Kuonanoja, Liisa
Karppinen, Pasi
eHealth can be defined as health care field that is using Information and Communication Technologies. There is variety of different technologies that can be used in eHealth and the field is evolving via new inventions. Users in eHealth are coming from several user groups from health care professionals to patients and external users. Development of eHealth technology solutions can fill increasing demands of health care field that are caused by longer life expectancy. Despite all the benefits that utilization of eHealth technology can bring for health care sector, it has also some barriers that are delaying adoption of eHealth technology solutions. To overcome these barriers CeHRes Roadmap was created to support and guide eHealth technology development and it is meant for developers, researchers, policy makers, and for educational purposes. CeHRes Roadmap is visualizing Holistic framework and it is based on participatory development approach, persuasive design techniques, and business modelling. Objective of this master’s thesis is to identify, collect, and characterize all relevant research that is using CeHRes Roadmap in developing eHealth technologies published from year 2011 onwards. Research articles are analysed geographically, in terms of technology and medical domain, and characterizing and categorizing CeHRes Roadmap elements and attributes. Research method in this thesis was Scoping review that is literature review method that aim to map rapidly relevant literature and is suitable for broad topics. Literature search was done from Scopus, Web of Science, IEEE, PubMed, and Cinahl. Due to multidisciplinary nature of topic search was done for databases that contain material from Information processing science and/or medical science. 26 studies were identified to be relevant for this research. Results of this master’s thesis indicate that usage of CeHRes Roadmap has been most common in Netherlands, but it has been recognized and referenced in hundreds of studies. As the roadmap is not restricting usage to particular technology area, variety of used technologies were wide and several different medical domains using CeHRes roadmap were found. When analysing CeHRes Roadmap characteristics, participatory development was found to be the key characteristic that was visible in almost every selected study. This thesis provides inventory of studies that have used CeHRes Roadmap in development work and give insight how it has been used.
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