[Title:] Proceedings of the ENTRENOVA - ENTerprise REsearch InNOVAtion Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 7-9 September 2017 [Publisher:] IRENET - Society for Advancing Innovation and Research in Economy [Place:] Zagreb [Year:] 2017 [Pages:] 425-429
Ambient Assisted Living technologies offer a unique opportunity to improve the quality of life of persons with mild cognitive impairments while also reducing economic pressures currently experienced by European health systems. Unless an appropriate route to market is found for AAL technologies these benefits will not be realised. This paper highlights the role of Total Cost of Ownership when conducting a technology assessment by reviewing existent literature. In particular, this paper recommends that Total Cost of Ownership tools be developed in conjunction with industry collaboration and that these tools be incorporated as a key award criterion during the assessment and procurement process.
technology ambient assisted living total cost of ownership health systems procurement