About the eHealth Toolbox Project
This project focuses on patient-facing eHealth tools, including self-management tools and remote eHealth solutions, rather than tools used within and between care providers (e.g., HCP video-conferences, or EHR integration), or health data analytics systems used at population level.
Review and aggregate existing assessment criteria: By reviewing and analyzing the literature published about the topic in the last 10 years, according to the PRISMA guidelines and the Cochrane handbook for systematic reviews.
Complement potential gaps with industry experts: Through surveys and semi-structured interviews with a purposive sample where top industry experts will be chosen based on their ability to specify rich and in-depth information about the topic
Pressure-test the resulting criteria: by testing the proposed criteria that combines the literature findings with industry experts input to ensure its clarity, usability, and comprehensiveness
Finalize the eHealth assessment criteria toolbox: Generate the findings report, produce the toolbox, and disseminate the results through on-demand webinars and training workshops
Practice-oriented Report & Peer-reviewed Paper(s)
The study will be conducted according to rigorous scientific standards with the aim of generating practice-driven results and publishing them in a peer-reviewed journal. In addition, a complete practice-oriented report will be created to inform the stakeholders of the study outcomes.
eHealth Assessment Toolbox
A comprehensive and easy to use toolbox that helps users to assess the quality and impact of eHealth tools will be created to enable comparability and facilitate the decision making on which solution would be best for purpose (e.g., criteria definitions, prioritization, checklists, etc.).
Depending on the chosen package, a sponsor may request an on-demand Webinar where the research team will present the study findings to a predefined number of participants and address any related questions.
Depending on the chosen package, a sponsor may request a training workshop to train a predefined number of participants on how to use the toolbox, with an accredited certification from FHNW.
Dr. Christine Jacob
Healthcare Technology Expert
Digital Health Strategist
With over 20 years of industry experience, Christine is a seasoned healthcare executive that held several leading international positions in major Pharma companies. Her career encompassed several Digital Strategy roles, where her aim was to help her stakeholders to adopt creative and innovative user engagement strategies, successfully connecting with their key customers to create relevant and sustainable digital health solutions and implementation strategies. She also acts as a senior business consultant and strategy advisor to several major players in the healthcare industry, in addition to her work with Digital Health start-ups.
Her research work focuses on Healthcare Technology adoption and implementation, looking into the social, organisational, and technical factors impacting user acceptance of novel digital health tools. She led several research projects involving Pharma, digital health start-ups, and diverse clinics and hospitals across Europe.
Dr. Johan Lindeque
Strategy & Methodology Expert Business Strategist
Research associate empirical economic and social research
Prof. Dr. Sabina Heuss
Healthcare Communications Expert Co-Head Focus Healthcare Team
Prof. Dr. Marc K. Peter
Head of Competence Center Digital Transformation
Group Leader Digital Health, Personalised Healthcare Center of Excellence, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
Cluster lead PHC Ecosystem, Personalized Healthcare Center of Excellence, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd
CIO and Member of the Management Board, KPT
This project is jointly sponsored by F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd as a platinum practice partner, KPT insurance as a gold practice partner, and Innosuisse (the Swiss Innovation Agency, grant number 104.445 IP-ICT).
For any inquiries related to this project, please get in touch with the project lead, Dr. Christine Jacob