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Challenges for health systems seeking to embrace virtual health care for population health

Kanavos, Panos ORCID: 0000-0001-9518-3089, Vogelsang, Michelle, Haig, Madeleine and Kolovou, Vasiliki (2022) Challenges for health systems seeking to embrace virtual health care for population health. European Journal of Health Economics, 23 (7). 1079 - 1083. ISSN 1618-7598

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Identification Number: 10.1007/s10198-022-01503-4


A gradual move to proactive illness prevention requires a strategic shift towards population health management by health care systems. Such a shift becomes necessary to improve outcomes, reduce inequalities and manage costs better, as life expectancy increases and chronic illness becomes more prevalent. Health system digitisation and greater focus on virtual health care (VHC) can contribute to active population health management. For that to happen, health systems need to address and overcome several challenges currently preventing the rapid introduction and scale up of VHC for population health; these include implementing changes in care models and focus on digitally enabled population health approaches; addressing culture and mindset barriers; resolving regulatory bottlenecks; overcoming technical limitations, inter-operability and data security issues; and, finally, aligning stakeholder incentives and expectations.

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Divisions: Health Policy
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Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2022 15:33
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2022 17:06

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