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dc.contributor.authorBraet, Charly
dc.date.accessioned2022-04-28T07:16:48Z
dc.date.available2022-04-28T07:16:48Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12127/7035
dc.description.abstractIntroduction - Healthblocks is a platform active in the digital health sector and wishes to offer generic solutions (platform-as-a-service) to companies that wish to develop health applications quickly, cheaply and easily. Currently they are developing a diabetes care platform for a governmental organisation named POM Limburg. The aim of this project is to give the patient himself control over his care and to offer educational support in his care process. This project is mainly focused on patient engagement as this could improve health outcomes. Methodology. In this research study we want to provide Healthblocks with some useful insights and recommendations from the status quo of general practitioners delivering care to chronic patients. Therefore, qualitative interviews were conducted with 7 general practitioners to collect data about the communication systems within multidisciplinary teams and the patient, about the quality of care of chronic patients and about patient engagement nowadays. Literature review was done in order to substantiate the findings of the primary data. This data was compared with the current strategy of the diabetes care platform that is in development. Results. The communication within multidisciplinary teams is perceived good in 6 of 7 (85,7%) general practitioners (GP). Currently they don’t have any communication tools except the EHR and phone contact. Most of them are still using written communication with the home nurses and other care givers. Patient engagement on the other hand scored not high in the physician’s point of view. The average score was 5,4 out of 10. Community centres as well as private centres mention that they have difficulties with patient engagement. Conclusion. To make this project successful, what means that it will result in improved health outcomes, we will need to make sure that all stakeholders are incentivised to use the platform and that all hurdles are taken away. The GP’s have several concerns about the use of the platform. One of the biggest concerns is the overload of information and the fact that the platform would be independent, thus not integrated into the existing EHR system. Engaging the patients will stay a very difficult task as the patients are mostly not tech-savvy. So a user-friendly platform with an omni-channel approach should stay a number one priority.
dc.description.sponsorshipHealthblocks
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleWhat is the impact of a high digital engagement on health outcomes? A physician’s point of view
dc.source.numberofpages55
vlerick.knowledgedomainSpecial Industries: Healthcare Management
vlerick.supervisorErden, Zeynep
dc.identifier.vperid237517
vlerick.companynameHealthblocks
vlerick.companysupervisorNimmegeers, Stef
vlerick.programmeMIE
vlerick.typebusresprojectIn-Company Project


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