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Business Model

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Purpose and meaning

A business model is defined as the rationale of how an organization creates, delivers and captures value. In our Roadmap, all value is determined by the stakeholders as they want to benefit from the eHealth technology. These values need to be reflected by the technology AND its implementation.

A business model contains a strategic and bird’s eye description of how stakeholders cooperate and co-create value, how the eHealth technology reaches its users and how the value can be offered in a sustainable and cost-effective way.

How To Make A Business Model

There is a wide array of tools available for developing a eHealth business modelling, for instance:




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