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Manzoor, M. & Vimarlund, V. (2018). Digital technologies for social inclusion of individuals with disabilities. Health and Technology, 8(5), 377-390
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2018 (English)In: Health and Technology, ISSN 2190-7188, E-ISSN 2190-7196, Vol. 8, no 5, p. 377-390Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Information technology can be an important facilitator of social inclusion for people with disabilities into society. However, the goals specified in this area by organizations such as the European Commission have not yet been achieved in their totality. The aim of this paper is to explore which types of information communication technology-based applications and/or digital services have been suggested to facilitate the social integration of people who suffer from different types of disabilities. We performed a literature review that included studies published during a period of 6 years (2010-2016). The results show that, in the data we have had access to, no concrete patterns can be identified regarding the type of technology or technological trends that can be used to support the social integration of individuals with disabilities. This literature review is of relevance to the identification of further research areas and to the identification of issues which have to be considered in the context of the development and implementation of technological innovations that are aimed at promoting or facilitating social inclusion of individuals with disabilities.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2018
Keywords
Digital technologies and services; Disabilities; Social inclusion
National Category
Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-155871 (URN)10.1007/s12553-018-0239-1 (DOI)30416930 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-03-29 Created: 2019-03-29 Last updated: 2019-03-29
Nøhr, C., Koch, S., Vimarlund, V., Gilstad, H., Faxvaag, A., Hardardottir, G. A., . . . Hyppönen, H. (2018). Monitoring and Benchmarking eHealth in the Nordic Countries. In: Adrien Ugon, Daniel Karlsson, Gunnar O. Klein, Anne Moen (Ed.), Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth: (pp. 86-90). IOS Press, 247
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2018 (English)In: Building Continents of Knowledge in Oceans of Data: The Future of Co-Created eHealth / [ed] Adrien Ugon, Daniel Karlsson, Gunnar O. Klein, Anne Moen, IOS Press, 2018, Vol. 247, p. 86-90Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Nordic eHealth Research Network, a subgroup of the Nordic Council of Ministers eHealth group, is working on developing indicators to monitor progress in availability, use and outcome of eHealth applications in the Nordic countries. This paper reports on the consecutive analysis of National eHealth policies in the Nordic countries from 2012 to 2016. Furthermore, it discusses the consequences for the development of indicators that can measure changes in the eHealth environment arising from the policies. The main change in policies is reflected in a shift towards more stakeholder involvement and intensified focus on clinical infrastructure. This change suggests developing indicators that can monitor understandability and usability of eHealth systems, and the use and utility of shared information infrastructure from the perspective of the end-users - citizens/patients and clinicians in particular.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2018
Series
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365 ; 247
Keywords
Benchmarking; Health Information Technologies; National eHealth policies; Quality Improvement
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-152521 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-852-5-86 (DOI)29677928 (PubMedID)978-1-61499-851-8 (ISBN)978-1-61499-852-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-08 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
Wass, S. & Vimarlund, V. (2018). Same, same but different: Perceptions of patients' online access to electronic health records among healthcare professionals. Health Informatics Journal
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Same, same but different: Perceptions of patients' online access to electronic health records among healthcare professionals
2018 (English)In: Health Informatics Journal, ISSN 1460-4582, E-ISSN 1741-2811Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

In this study, we explore how healthcare professionals in primary care and outpatient clinics perceive the outcomes of giving patients online access to their electronic health records. The study was carried out as a case study and included a workshop, six interviews and a survey that was answered by 146 healthcare professionals. The results indicate that professionals working in primary care perceive that an increase in information-sharing with patients can increase adherence, clarify important information to the patient and allow the patient to quality-control documented information. Professionals at outpatient clinics seem less convinced about the benefits of patient accessible electronic health records and have concerns about how patients manage the information that they are given access to. However, the patient accessible electronic health record has not led to a change in documentation procedures among the majority of the professionals. While the findings can be connected to the context of outpatient clinics and primary care units, other contextual factors might influence the results and more in-depth studies are therefore needed to clarify the concerns.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
electronic health records; healthcare service innovation and IT; organizational change and IT; patient-centeredness; work impact
National Category
Social and Clinical Pharmacy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-157053 (URN)10.1177/1460458218779101 (DOI)29874962 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2019-05-24 Created: 2019-05-24 Last updated: 2019-06-03
Wass, S. & Vimarlund, V. (2015). Challenges of Stimulating a Market for Social Innovation: Provision of a National Health Account. In: Ronald Cornet, Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Alexander Hörbst, Carlos Luis Parra Calderón, Stig Kjær Andersen, Mira Hercigonja-Szekeres (Ed.), Digital Healthcare Empowering Europeans: . Paper presented at 26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference (MIE2015), Madrid, Spain, 27-29 May 2015 (pp. 546-550). IOS Press, 210
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Challenges of Stimulating a Market for Social Innovation: Provision of a National Health Account
2015 (English)In: Digital Healthcare Empowering Europeans / [ed] Ronald Cornet, Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Alexander Hörbst, Carlos Luis Parra Calderón, Stig Kjær Andersen, Mira Hercigonja-Szekeres, IOS Press, 2015, Vol. 210, p. 546-550Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Innovation in healthcare can be associated with social innovation and the mission to contribute to a shared value that benefits not only individuals or organizations but the society as a whole. In this paper, we present the prerequisites of stimulating a market for social innovations by studying the introduction of a national health account. The results show that there is a need to clarify if a national health account should be viewed as a public good or not, to clarify the financial responsibilities of different actors, to establish clear guidelines and to develop regulations concerning price, quality and certification of actors. The ambition to stimulate the market through a national health account is a promising start. However, the challenges have to be confronted in order for public and private actors to collaborate and build a market for social innovations such as a national health account.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2015
Series
Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630 ; 210
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129190 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-512-8-546 (DOI)25991207 (PubMedID)978-1-61499-511-1 (ISBN)978-1-61499-512-8 (ISBN)
Conference
26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference (MIE2015), Madrid, Spain, 27-29 May 2015
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-08-15Bibliographically approved
Wass, S., Carlsson, B., Vimarlund, V., Korkmaz, S., Schemeikka, T. & Vég, A. (2015). Exploring the effects of eHealth service innovation. Health Systems, 4(3), 212-223
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Exploring the effects of eHealth service innovation
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2015 (English)In: Health Systems, ISSN 2047-6965, E-ISSN 2047-6973, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 212-223Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

To analyse the impact of implementation and use of eHealth services is fraught with difficulty, and there is often a gap between expected and identified outcomes. In this paper, we identify innovation effects of an eHealth service by applying a framework that focusses on the expected coherent impacts of implementing an IT innovation and contributes to the body of knowledge on tracking innovation effects of services in eHealth. A case study examines four different care units in a government-funded health-care setting. The results show that the effects in the first two contexts of the framework, the micro level and intra-/interorganisational level, could be clearly identified with regard to the physicians and the organisation. However, effects were lacking in the virtual context when looking beyond the involvement of the stakeholders in the eHealth service. The connections between effects for societal groups and larger societal systems simply could not be made in a satisfactory manner.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Keywords
innovation effects; eHealth; government-funded health care; e-service; renal failure
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129189 (URN)10.1057/hs.2014.15 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2017-11-28
Wang, W., Zhao, W., Huang, L., Vimarlund, V. & Wang, Z. (2014). Applications of terrestrial laser scanning for tunnels: a review. Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), 1(5), 325-337
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2014 (English)In: Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), ISSN 2095-7564, Vol. 1, no 5, p. 325-337Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In recent years, the use of terrestrial laser scanning (TLS) technique in engineering surveys is gaining an increasing interest due to the advantages of non-contact, rapidity, high accuracy, and large scale. Millions of accurate 3D points (mm level accuracy) can be delivered by this technique with a high point density in a short time (up to 1 million points per second), which makes it a potential technique for large scale applications in engineering environments such as tunnels, bridges, and heritage buildings. Tunnels, in particular those with long lengths, create great challenges for surveyors to obtain the satisfactory scanned data. This paper presents a short history of TLS techniques used for tunnels. A general overview of TLS techniques is given, followed by a review of several applications of TLS for tunnels. These applications are classified as: detecting geological features of drilling tunnels, monitoring the geometry of tunnels during excavation, making deformation measurements, and extracting features. The review emphasizes how TLS techniques can be used to measure various aspects of tunnels. It is clear that TLS techniques are not yet a common tool for tunnel investigations, but there is still a huge potential to excavate.

Keywords
terrestrial laser scanning; tunnel; deformation measurement; cross-section extraction; measurement planning
National Category
Civil Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129184 (URN)10.1016/S2095-7564(15)30279-8 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-07-07
Vimarlund, V. & Wass, S. (2014). Big data, smart homes and ambient assisted living. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 9, 143-149
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2014 (English)In: IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, ISSN 0943-4747, Vol. 9, p. 143-149Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To discuss how current research in the area of smart homes and ambient assisted living will be influenced by the use of big data. Methods: A scoping review of literature published in scientific journals and conference proceedings was performed, focusing on smart homes, ambient assisted living and big data over the years 2011-2014. Results: The health and social care market has lagged behind other markets when it comes to the introduction of innovative IT solutions and the market faces a number of challenges as the use of big data will increase. First, there is a need for a sustainable and trustful information chain where the needed information can be transferred from all producers to all consumers in a structured way. Second, there is a need for big data strategies and policies to manage the new situation where information is handled and transferred independently of the place of the expertise. Finally, there is a possibility to develop new and innovative business models for a market that supports cloud computing, social media, crowdsourcing etc. Conclusions: The interdisciplinary area of big data, smart homes and ambient assisted living is no longer only of interest for IT developers, it is also of interest for decision makersas customers make more informed choices among today’s services. In the future it will be of importance to make information usable for managers and improve decision making, tailor smart home services based on big data, develop new business models, increase competition and identify policies to ensure privacy, security and liability.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Schattauer Gmbh, 2014
Keywords
Big data; smart homes; ambient assisted living
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129136 (URN)10.15265/IY-2014-0011 (DOI)25123734 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2017-11-28
Vimarlund, V. & Le Rouge, C. (2013). Barriers and opportunities to the widespread adoption of telemedicine: a bi-country evaluation. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 192, 933-933
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Barriers and opportunities to the widespread adoption of telemedicine: a bi-country evaluation
2013 (English)In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365, Vol. 192, p. 933-933Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recognizing that current practices for healthcare delivery are no longer sustainable, OECD governments are focusing more and more on how to leverage ICT to facilitate superior healthcare delivery. One such possibility is the use of Telemedicine. A major goal of telemedicine today is to develop next-generation telemedicine tools and technologies. However, key andquot;classicandquot; barriers continue to challenge widespread telemedicine adoption by health care organizations. These barriers include technology, financial, legal/standards, business strategy, and human resources issues. This comparative study explores the current status of barriers and opportunities to the widespread adoption of telemedicine in two different countries: Sweden, and USA.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2013
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100785 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-933 (DOI)000341021700201 ()23920707 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2018-07-17Bibliographically approved
Vimarlund, V., Davoody, N. & Koch, S. (2013). Steps to Consider for Effective Decision Making when Selecting and Prioritizing eHealth Services. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 192, 239-243
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Steps to Consider for Effective Decision Making when Selecting and Prioritizing eHealth Services
2013 (English)In: Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630, E-ISSN 1879-8365, Vol. 192, p. 239-243Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Making the best choice for an organization when selecting IT applications or eHealth services is not always easy as there are a lot of parameters to take into account. The aim of this paper is to explore some steps to support effective decision making when selecting and prioritizing eHealth services prior to implementation and/or procurement. The steps presented in this paper were identified by interviewing nine key stakeholders at Stockholm County Council. They are supposed to work as a guide for decision making and aim to identify objectives and expected effects, technical, organizational, and economic requirements, and opportunities important to consider before decisions are taken. The steps and their respective issues and variables are concretized in a number of templates to be filled in by decision makers when selecting and prioritizing eHealth services.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IOS Press, 2013
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-100787 (URN)10.3233/978-1-61499-289-9-239 (DOI)000341021700049 ()
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2018-07-17Bibliographically approved
Koch, S. & Vimarlund, V. (2012). Critical Advances in Bridging Personal Health Informatics and Clinical Informatics. IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, 7, 48-55
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Critical Advances in Bridging Personal Health Informatics and Clinical Informatics
2012 (English)In: IMIA Yearbook of Medical Informatics, ISSN 0943-4747, Vol. 7, p. 48-55Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

Objectives: To provide a survey over significant developments in the area of linking personal health informatics and clinical informatics, to give insights into critical advances and to discuss open problems and opportunities in this area. Methods: A scoping review over the literature published in scientific journals and relevant conference proceedings in the intersection between personal health informatics and clinical informatics over the years 2010 and 2011 was performed. Results: The publications analyzed are related to two main topics, namely "Sharing information and collaborating through personal health records, portals and social networks" and "Integration of personalhealth systems with clinical information systems". For the first topic, results are presented according to five different themes: "Patient expectations and attitudes", "Real use experiences", "Changes for care providers", "Barriers to adoption" and "Proposed technical infrastructures". For the second topic, two different themes were found, namely "Technical architectures and interoperability“"and "Security, safety and privacy issues". Discussion: Results show a number of gaps between the information needs of patients and the information care provider organizations provide to them as well as the lack of a trusted technical, ethical and regulatory framework regarding information sharing. Conclusions: Despite recent developments in the areas of personal health informatics and clinical informatics both fields have diverging needs. To support both clinical work processes and empower patients to effectively handle self-care, a number of issues remain unsolved. Open issues include privacy and confidentiality, including trusted sharing of health information and building collaborative environments between patients, their families and care providers. There are further challenges to meet around health and technology literacy as well as to overcome structural and organizational barriers. Frameworks for evaluating personal health informatics applications and pervasive health technology are needed to build up an evidence basis.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Schattauer Gmbh, 2012
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129074 (URN)22890341 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-10 Last updated: 2017-11-28
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