Title: The impact assessment of telematics applications in healthcare in Europe

Authors: Angel Salazar, Ian Miles

Addresses: The Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3GH, UK. ' Institute of Innovation Research, University of Manchester, Harold Hankins Building, Booth Street West, Manchester, M13 9QH, UK

Abstract: This paper synthesises the empirical results and the methodological approach of the TAP-ASSESS study. This study was commissioned by the European Commission|s Directorate General for Enterprise in 1999 in order to assess the short- and long-term socio-economic impact of the Telematics Applications Programme (TAP). The TAP-ASSESS study also employed scenarios to consider the long-term implications of the TAP programme. This required selection and application of a method of scenario analysis. The paper synthesises the views of expert respondents, engaged in TAP activities, concerning the dynamics of telematics application innovations - the drivers for and barriers to change, and the ways in which innovation policies and strategies might interact, and the role of SMEs, and local, national and regional institutions.

Keywords: diffusion scenarios; healthcare; impact assessment; telematics applications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHTM.2003.004174

International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, 2003 Vol.5 No.3/4/5, pp.359 - 379

Available online: 01 Apr 2004 *

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