Assessing the Impact of ICT-based Solutions for Carers in Europe: Preliminary Findings from the CARICT Project
2012 (English)In: Conference “Challenge Social Innovation: Innovating innovation by research – 100 years after Schumpeter”, ZSI , 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Some evidence suggests that information and communication technologies (ICT) can be an efficient mean to improve not only the quality of care provided to dependent older people but also the support for informal carers and privately employed care workers. However, there is a lack of research on ICT-based initiatives and their impact on carers in the European context. Moving from the preliminary findings of the CARICTproject, the paper discusses the first attempt that has been made in Europe to assess the impact of ICTbased initiatives for carers. First, an overview of the developed methodological framework is presented: it includes both a conceptual framework and an impact assessment methodology (IAM) for evaluating multidimensional outcome. Furthermore, an overview of ICT-based solutions in Europe is provided through the analysis of 52 operational initiatives and selected as good practices. Finally, some recommendations and guidelines for further research in the field are discussed.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
ZSI , 2012.
, ZSI Discussion papers, ISSN 1818-4162 ; 14
Gerontology, specializing in Medical and Health Sciences Information Systems, Social aspects
Research subject Medicine, Gerontology; Health and Caring Sciences, Health Informatics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-51611OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-51611DiVA: diva2:915514
Conference “Challenge Social Innovation: Innovating innovation by research – 100 years after Schumpeter”