Frontpage  About  admin@impgroup.org
Paper info: Design rules for the healthcare platform ecosystem Parkinson disease case

Title


Design rules for the healthcare platform ecosystem Parkinson disease case

Authors


Jari Ruokolainen
Helsinki University of Technology
Finland
Jari Ruokolainen , Milla Jauhiainen, Juha Puustinen, Antti Vehkaoja and Hannu Nieminen

Place of Publication


The paper was published at the 35th IMP-conference in Paris, France in 2019.

Download


Download paper
(565.3 kb)

Abstract


This study investigates how a pilot healthcare platform ecosystem was designed and piloted for Parkinson disease patients. This study depicts an interaction model between the technology, platform ecosystem studies, funding and research institutes, industry partners, and individuals with their visions of the health care platform ecosystem. This platform ecosystem, based on distributed and virtual computing technology, provides a possibility to introduce specialized global players in health care. The keystones for the design rules consist of four elements: (1) the architecture model to attract third parties involvement; (2) business constraints and health care issues solved by the technology and architecture; (3) cooperation model to build a pilot system; and (4) employing science community to deploy the results. The study uses an inductive research approach with case study methodology.