Social innovation in health care

New ways of organizing and delivering health care

The aim of this project is to explore how social innovation tools can be used to decrease health disparities among vulnerable population groups. We will try to identify how social innovation tools can be used to help immigrants, elderly or single mothers to have better access to healthcare services and relevant healthcare information.

Background

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Innovation does not only imply new products and technologies, but also new ways of organizing and implementing. Often, these new ways of organizing and implementing are made possible or facilitated by information technologies, which allow for different ways of connecting people.

This is also evident in health care, where social innovation tools such as web-platforms and social networks are used to create new links between care providers and users.

Team

Project affiliated Postdoctoral Researcher

School of Economics

Regulation of Innovation

Social innovation in health care is one of the three research domains of Regulation of Innovation. This is a subsidiary theme of Resilient Societies, a multidisciplinary research theme of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance.