In most European countries direct healthcare costs stand for around 10% of the GDP. Health spending is rising faster than GDP and it is estimated to reach to 16% of GDP 2020 in OECD countries. There is clear evidence that more and more health care will be delivered outside hospitals - in day clinics, surgeries, at patients homes or - via the internet. What service models will be applied to make the Future Internet serviceable and how may future business models look like?
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