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Value Specification

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Purpose and meaning

The value specification process elaborates on the outcomes of the contextual inquiry. It is aimed at exploring what healthcare improvements are foreseen and what the possibilities or expected limitations are to realize the values. In this process the key stakeholders determine first their values (economical, social, and behavioral) and then rank them based on their importance for solving the identified problem(s). After specifying and ranking the stakeholders’ values, the eHealth goals can be formulated. The next step is to define the requirements to realize the values.


Research questions:
A. What improvements in the quality of care are desired by the stakeholders?
B. How can technology contribute to better quality of care?
C. In what manifestation can technology contribute?

Tasks performed by the project management team:

Research methods and instruments:


  • Van Limburg, et al. Business modelling to advance design and implementation of eHealth. J Med Internet Res; In press.