An Italian business case for an eHealth platform to provide remote monitoring and coaching services for elderly with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia

Monika Jurkeviciute, Lex Van Velsen, Pietro Davide Trimarchi, Ladan Sarvari, Fabrizio Giunco

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to define a business case for an eHealth platform to provide remote monitoring and coaching services for elderly with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia in the Italian context. 107 patients with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia were divided into the intervention and control groups. The data was collected using standardized instruments Clinical Dementia Rating Scale (CDR) and EuroQoL-5D-5L, and tailor-made instruments, such as surveys to technology and healthcare providers, and semi-structured interviews to patients and healthcare professionals. The data that was not collected in the study, was obtained from the scientific literature. Benefit/cost ratio was calculated for three years. The study shows that a digital platform to provide remote monitoring and coaching services for elderly with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia can be cost-effective from the first year, and can improve care without monetary loss for the healthcare provider. The key benefits show that the deterioration of the illness is postponed, and that the satisfaction of the patients and the healthcare professionals increases. Therefore, such an eHealth platform can be a worthy investment in Italy, and could be considered for wider nation-wide adoption.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health
EditorsLeszek Maciaszek, Leszek Maciaszek, Martina Ziefle
PublisherSciTePress
Pages28-37
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789897583681
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Event5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2019 - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: May 2 2019May 4 2019

Publication series

NameICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health

Conference

Conference5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health, ICT4AWE 2019
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period5/2/195/4/19

Keywords

  • Business Case
  • EHealth Platform
  • Elderly
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Mild Dementia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Health Informatics

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    Jurkeviciute, M., Van Velsen, L., Trimarchi, P. D., Sarvari, L., & Giunco, F. (2019). An Italian business case for an eHealth platform to provide remote monitoring and coaching services for elderly with mild cognitive impairment and mild dementia. In L. Maciaszek, L. Maciaszek, & M. Ziefle (Eds.), ICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health (pp. 28-37). (ICT4AWE 2019 - Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health). SciTePress.