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A model for a life-long personalised Continuum of Integrated Care revolutionising healthcare delivery: Description of technological impact.

(2020)
Kathleen Spring/ Nicolas Gouze/ Paul Galvin/ Furio Gramatica/ Klaus-Michael Weltring

The goal of this work was to analyse the impact of new emerging technologies on models of care and organisation of the health system to consequently develop a conceptual model for healthcare systems on how smart and emerging technologies can be exploited to increase the benefits for the patients andthe sustainability of healthcare systems in the future. Discus-sions with experts from technological networks, clinics and regulatory agencies were used to identify and structure future development strategies for different healthcare-related key enabling technologies (KETs) and medical products with respect to their impact on healthcare systems. The model “Continuum of Integrated Care”offers also the opportunity for more equal access to healthcare even in rural and remote areas. Thus, the presented holistic concept of the new “Continuum of Integrated Care” puts all changes in healthcare into perspective to give guidance for all actors on how to align with the ongoing healthcare revolution.

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