Challenges of Stimulating a Market for Social Innovation: Provision of a National Health Account
2015 (English)In: Digital healthcare empowering Europeans - Proceedings of the 26th Medical Informatics in Europe Conference, MIE 2015, Madrid, May 27th-29th 2015. / [ed] Ronald Cornet, Lăcrămioara Stoicu-Tivadar, Alexander Hörbst, Carlos Luis Parra Calderón, Stig Kjær Andersen, Mira Hercigonja-Szekeres, IOS Press, 2015, Vol. 210, 546-550 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
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. Vol. 210, 546-550 p.
, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 0926-9630 ; 210
diffusion of innovation, public-private sector partnerships
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28654DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-512-8-546PubMedID: 25991207ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84937501290OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-28654DiVA: diva2:883023