Who will fund eHealth?
Corum - Montpellier
eHealth is a major issue for the future of the society in that it helps to reduce care delivery costs, and serves as catalyst to boost a wealth of new businesses, capitalising on the insights provided by the proliferation of health data. Many eHealth solutions remain at the trial or pilot phase, however, and are struggling to find a sustainable “business” model. Added to which, funders – including social systems and health insurers – are facing uncertainty over future regulations, and the actual value of ehealth solutions remains to be proven. Can personalised care and the silver economy offer new opportunities using different funding models?
- Hao YI, Consultant Innovation Unit, IDATE DigiWorld
Despite its promises to shake up the way healthcare is accessed, managed and delivered, the reimbursement policies for eHealth have not yet been defined. Where are we today in regard to regulation or funding schemes to pave the way for eHealth’s development? What new opportunities for payers? Does this new approach to care mean a new remuneration model for practitioners?
Moderator : Grégoire MERCIER,MD PhD, Head of the health services research unit, CHU Montpellier
- Laurent VANDEBROUCK, Managing Director Europe, Qualcomm Life
There is a proven need for digital solutions to meet the challenges of the silver economy, particularly on the medical front. What are the issues and objectives for eHealth solutions in the silver economy? How could eHealth stakeholders hitch a ride on the silver economy, and truly take off?
- Shaun MAHER, Strategic Advisor for Improvement and Person-Centred Care, Scottish Government