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Vimarlund, Vivian
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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
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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
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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)23920707 (PubMedID)
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically 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)
Available from: 2013-11-12 Created: 2013-11-12 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically 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
Vimarlund, V. & Koch, S. (2012). Identifying Where the Values Come from IT-Innovations in Health and Social Care. Intelligent Information Management, 4(5A), 296-308
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identifying Where the Values Come from IT-Innovations in Health and Social Care
2012 (English)In: Intelligent Information Management, ISSN 2160-5912, Vol. 4, no 5A, p. 296-308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Studies aimed to capture the effects of IT-innovations in health and social care have shown that there is a gap between expected and factual outcomes. Many decision makers feel the need to articulate an ideal end-state for their organizations. Striking the balance between novelty and believability of such an ideal end-state is often tricky and they become neither satisfied with the ideal not the visioning. In this study, we explore the contribution of IT-innovations to health and social care. The results showed that coherence between context and IT-innovation is important to capture effects and outcomes. Being coherent rather than visionary contributes to identify where you are, as an organization, and to capture effects and outcomes that “make sense” in the context in question. The paper makes an exposition from the model building, algorithm design to performance analysis and contributes to the academic prosperity in Intelligent Information Management The knowledge generated is expected to provide input when identifying goals that IT-investments are supposed to achieve.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Scientific Research Publishing, 2012
Keywords
IT-Innovation; Intelligent Information Management; Health and Social Care; Coherence
National Category
Information Systems, Social aspects
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129133 (URN)10.4236/iim.2012.425042 (DOI)
Available from: 2016-06-13 Created: 2016-06-13 Last updated: 2016-06-13
Mettler, T. & Vimarlund, V. (2011). Evaluation of E-Health Strategies: A Portfolio Approach. In: Bath, Peter A.; Mettler, Tobias; Raptis, Dimitri A. & Sen, Barbara A. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research - ISHIMR 2011: . Paper presented at 15th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research - ISHIMR 2011 (pp. 296-305).
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Evaluation of E-Health Strategies: A Portfolio Approach
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research - ISHIMR 2011 / [ed] Bath, Peter A.; Mettler, Tobias; Raptis, Dimitri A. & Sen, Barbara A., 2011, p. 296-305Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Today it is a general belief that e-health has a positive effect on costs as well as on quality of health service delivery. Nevertheless, lots of projects failed in the past to clearly demonstrate a positive value proposition. Difficulties arise especially when not only evaluating a single action but a whole strategy for adopting national or provincial e-health. Grounding on the experience of an ex ante evaluation of the Swiss e-health strategy, a first attempt how to practically demonstrate the value of the planned health system’s changes is discussed in this article. On the basis of a “utility” and a “readiness” portfolio, generic allocation decisions are formulated for prioritising investments as well as for identifying weak points in the defined e-health strategy.

Keywords
Assessment; e-health strategy; evaluation; portfolio approach; technology acceptance
National Category
Health Care Service and Management, Health Policy and Services and Health Economy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-129083 (URN)978-0-9559283-1-4 (ISBN)
Conference
15th International Symposium on Health Information Management Research - ISHIMR 2011
Available from: 2016-06-10 Created: 2016-06-10 Last updated: 2016-06-27
Mettler, T. & Vimarlund, V. (2011). The need of a multi-actor perspective to understand expectations from virtual presence: managing elderly homecare informatics. Informatics for Health and Social Care, 36(4), 220-232
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The need of a multi-actor perspective to understand expectations from virtual presence: managing elderly homecare informatics
2011 (English)In: Informatics for Health and Social Care, ISSN 1753-8157, E-ISSN 1753-8165, Vol. 36, no 4, p. 220-232Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Background. Different studies have analysed a wide range of use cases and scenarios for using IT-based services in homecare settings for elderly people. In most instances, the impact of such services has been studied using a one-dimensional approach, either focusing on the benefits for the patient or health service provider. Purpose. The objective of this contribution is to explore a model for identifying and understanding outcomes of IT-based homecare services from a multi-actor perspective. Methods. In order to better understand the state of the art in homecare informatics, we conducted a literature review. We use experiences from previous research in the area of informatics to develop the proposed model. Results. The proposed model consists of four core activities identify involved actors, understand consequences, clarify contingencies, take corrective actions, and one additional activity brainstorming IT use. Conclusion. The primary goal of innovating organisations, processes and services in homecare informatics today, is to offer continued care, better decision support both to practitioners and patients, as well as effective distribution of resources. A multi-actor analysis perspective is needed to understand utility determination for the involved stakeholders.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Informa Healthcare, 2011
Keywords
Homecare informatics, inter-organisational effects, multi-actor analysis, systems approach
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71769 (URN)10.3109/17538157.2011.554931 (DOI)000296019100004 ()
Note

Funding Agencies|International Business School at Jonkoping University||Linkoping University in Sweden||Competence Center Health Network Engineering, Institute of Information Management at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland||

Available from: 2011-11-04 Created: 2011-11-04 Last updated: 2017-12-08
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