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TitleAn e-marketplace of healthcare and social care services: the perceived interest
Author(s)Cunha, Maria Manuela Cruz
Varajão, João
Miranda, Isabel
Lopes, Nuno
Simões, Ricardo
KeywordsE-marketplace
Healthcare services
Social care services
Elderly people
People with special needs
Issue dateOct-2012
PublisherElsevier
JournalProcedia Technology
Abstract(s)The health and social care sector is receiving growing attention for the last years, due to the increased life expectancy, the public demand for a better quality of life and for better health services. These requirements can be met with more cost-efficient approaches and using new technology-based solutions for providing services. The paper presents and discusses some of the main results of a study undertaken in Guimarães, a Municipality at the North of Portugal, on the perceived relevance of an e-Marketplace of social and healthcare services for the inhabitants in general, and in particular for people with special needs; the study also included the identification of the most relevant services to be offered by this platform and allowed concluding that such an e-Marketplace is of recognized relevance and that it is expected a good adhesion from the population.
TypeconferencePaper
URIhttp://hdl.handle.net/1822/21878
DOI10.1016/j.protcy.2012.09.106
ISSN2212-0173
Peer-Reviewedyes
AccessrestrictedAccess
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