The transition of western health care systems can be facilitated by Integrated Care (IC) approaches helping to diminish demographic challenges. The concept of clinical pathways is an approach for a more structured, overarching and broader care as it allows higher system efficiency, i.e. a better coordination of treatment especially for patients with complex diseases (co-morbidities). They can be sustained by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that enables a better coordination and integration of patients within their care and social network. However, there is no broad use of such pathways as it lacks of a concept for the utilisation of a holistic pathway usage for the care of people with co-morbidities. The paper contributes by developing a framework for the design, handling and work of or with personalised dynamic pathways (PDPs). By suggesting the PDP-Framework, we aim at providing a concept that has the potential to improve the care. It also fosters the application of ICT-based care in terms of a concept for shaping ICT services. Our contribution builds the fundament for a multi-actor involvement along the care processes and facilitates the monitoring of the patients’ statuses, their activities and compliance with care measures.
Gand, Kai and Schlieter, Hannes, "PERSONALISATION AND DYNAMISATION OF CARE PATHWAYS – FOUNDATIONS AND CONCEPTUAL CONSIDERATIONS" (2016). Research-in-Progress Papers. 68.