WP3 - Identification and planning of demonstrator projects

Strategic Focus

To ensure that projects chosen to go forward are based on best practice, and have robust business cases to underpin their progress.

Overview

This work package will produce ten business cases for the demonstrator projects. These will identify established and successful best practice, identify sites, estimate costs and potential benefits of implementation, and devise progress indicators. The aim will be to make each project transnational and at scale. The business cases will follow the eight stages of implementation described in the 'roadmap' developed in Competitive Health; describe in detail the mechanisms to be used to introduce change; provide a plan of action with timescales and milestones; estimate the cost and savings from the implementation, and suggest ways of ensuring sustainability beyond the life of the project.

ITAS will then ratify each business case, ensuring that it meets the high standards expected. From experience, it is vital that projects are well defined, with expert advice, and subject to detailed planning before proceeding. The ten business cases will be brought together in a portfolio called A Case For Telemedicine which will also include the business case for the sustainability of ITAS and the international evaluation plan.

Responsible Partner

Finland will lead this work package, supported by all Partners and by ITAS.

Involved Partners

All

Expected Outcome

  • Ten business cases for the demonstrator projects.
  • A Case For Telemedicine - a publication with background and contextual information, a portfolio of the ten individual business cases, the business case for the sustainability of ITAS, and the international evaluation plan (from WP5).