Innovation in care

Innovation in care (process innovation)

The care sector is one of the sectors in the social domain experiencing many changes. New forms of cooperation and innovation emerge due to developments such as changes in legislation, budget cuts, ageing, self-management of clients and decentralisation. (for example, local cooperation between entrepreneurs on the demand for care, new technologies are developed and deployed, new residential concepts emerge). This study provides an answer to questions such as how and under what circumstances cooperation arises and what the conditions are for the emergence of collaboration between care providers. The study investigated to see which parties serve as 'trigger' in the cooperation. By service providers themselves, because they understand the added value or because the client or the client's environment or health care financiers enforce such cooperation. The research provides insight in conditions and effects of these collaborations in care and what forms of cooperation specifically lead to process innovation.