Governments across the globe are facing the challenges posed by ageing population. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of disease burden to the economies. A proactive management of diabetes for the elderly can offer benefits to all the stakeholders. Mobile Health (mHealth) can play a vital role to tackle the complexities associated with aged people who are living independently. While there have been several pilot studies of mHealth interventions in diabetes management, they have not made inroads into operational reality. The significant factors appear to be lack of comprehensive cost models and business case for mHealth interventions. The paper reviews some of the related research work and argues for the development of cost models for mHealth interventions in aged care diabetes management. It also presents the work-in-progress of creation of cost models and envisages that such a development will help the operational adoption of mHealth benefiting all the stakeholders.
Motamarri, Saradhi; Ray, Pradeep; and Poulos, Christopher J., "Cost Models for mHealth Intervention in Aged Care Diabetes Management" (2011). ACIS 2011 Proceedings. 7.