It analyses the barriers to the implementation at scale of digital person-centred health and care solutions and the need to mobilise investments, by focusing on
Funding and financial models for adoption and deployment
Digital health and care innovations rely on access to sustainable funding in order to realise their full potential in real settings. Proper planning and long-term investments are crucial, but fragmented governance structures and financial flows are common barriers to developing, licensing, deploying, scaling up, and integrating solutions in healthcare systems. Thus, mobilising and securing sustained funding poses a central question. To better understand the current landscape of financial opportunities, DHE provides comprehensive guidance on EU funding instruments and financial sources available for digital health and care initiatives.
Funding the innovation life cycle
With a rapidly growing digital health and care market, methods and models to finance the development of digital health and care innovations are also evolving and include design, development, testing, evaluating, licensing, market analysis and business case preparation. In order to secure access to finance in the long-term to support innovation pipelines – strategic frameworks are needed to identify care delivery shortcomings, appropriate funding sources and mechanisms for seeking appropriate partners from industry, health and care sector and academia. Therefore, this DHE building block aims to advice financial decision-makers on funding sources and financial models, particularly focusing on EU funding instruments.