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Need for ICTs Assessment in the Health Sector: A Multidimensional Framework



    (Télécom Bretagne, LUSSI Department, Brest)

  • Robert PICARD

    (CGIET, Ministry for the Economy, Paris)


What are the various impacts of a massive deployment of ICT solutions in the health sector on the objectives of various initiators, investors, and project developers? To get the answer to this question, a robust and multidimensional model needed to be developed to evaluate planned technology projects. This model also had to be of use in making decisions on expanding these technologies. Some authors have presented models based on the HTA (Health Technology Assessment) method which they anticipate completing. This article presents a universal multi-criteria and multidimensional ICT evaluation model: GEMSA, Grille d'Evaluation Multidisciplinaire Santé Autonomie [Multidimensional Evaluation Grid for Health and Autonomy]. The medico-social sector which relies on evaluation procedures to identify needs and determine the means of compensation favourably welcomes this method to refine the available methods. The proposed evaluation framework is based on five specific categories: strategy, technology, quality and usage, organization and economics. Actual tests have been performed to validate the operational value of the grid and to implement indicator measurement

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  • Myriam LE GOFF-PRONOST & Robert PICARD, 2011. "Need for ICTs Assessment in the Health Sector: A Multidimensional Framework," Communications & Strategies, IDATE, Com&Strat dept., vol. 1(83), pages 87-108, 3rd quart.
  • Handle: RePEc:idt:journl:cs8305

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    1. Lluch, Maria & Abadie, Fabienne, 2013. "Exploring the role of ICT in the provision of integrated care—Evidence from eight countries," Health Policy, Elsevier, vol. 111(1), pages 1-13.

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    ICT; telemedicine; telehealth; evaluation; decision making aid; indicators.;

    JEL classification:

    • D61 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Allocative Efficiency; Cost-Benefit Analysis
    • I10 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - General
    • O32 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes


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