IS in Healthcare

 

Track Chairs

Elizabeth Davidson, University of Hawaii, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tina Blegind Jensen, Copenhagen Business School, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sharon Tan, National University of Singapore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Davidson Blegind Tan
     

 

Today, more than ever before, healthcare practitioners, policy makers and researchers turn to the advances in information systems (IS) to improve the quality of medical care and to increase patient access to healthcare services whilst containing growing costs of healthcare delivery. Healthcare information systems are playing an increasingly central role in the processes related to reforming both clinical and non-clinical procedures. The new opportunities are not limited to administrative and medical record systems, but also include greater access to and by patients through remote monitoring, support for personalised medicine, smart phones, blue-tooth enabled medical devices, telemedicine, and so on. With ever-increasing data available from digital innovation initiatives there are also new opportunities to harness the progress of big data, cloud and mobile computing to obtain better health outcomes for individuals, organizations and society.

These developments all highlight the potential for transforming how healthcare is delivered, how providers manage clinical and non-clinical aspects of the healthcare delivery, and how patients reconsider their role in the management of their own health condition. Yet despite widespread adoption of health related IS, there is continued concern regarding poor systems integration, low adoption rates particularly in at-risk or challenged populations, data privacy and security breaches as well as systems that do not adequately consider the unique requirements of the healthcare setting. As healthcare organizations move towards patient-centred systems, further opportunities and challenges are being created to adapt professional processes and practices required by new reform initiatives to the personalized needs and practices of patients. Growing awareness of health inequalities is also challenging organisations – including not for profits and social enterprises – to find solutions for how to deliver health in rural regions of emerging economies, supported for example by remote monitoring services and e-consultations.

We invite theoretical, empirical and design orientated submissions that leverage the multiple perspectives of information systems in the healthcare sector and which may consider, but are not limited to, the above mentioned and following topics:

  • How can IS research support the construction and sharing of secure comprehensive electronic health records at individual, community and population levels?
  • How can IS research overcome challenges in adoption that require modifying behaviours of healthcare professionals?
  • How does IS influence or is influenced by organizational and professional issues of power structures, culture and change management?
  • How can we expand access to underprivileged, non-tech savvy, citizens to take advantage of technology?
  • What unique healthcare related challenges can IS address in emerging economies?
  • How can the development, dissemination and deployment of best practices in medicine and healthcare delivery be promoted by IS?
  • How can IS enhance patient-centricity by establishing patient-centred tools and services in healthcare?
  • How can digital data streams and big data be leveraged together with other analytical capabilities for value creation in healthcare?
  • How can cloud computing and mobile e-health empower patients and healthcare personnel, thus changing traditional methods of practicing medicine?
  • How are the trends in consumerization of IT and consumerization of health intersecting, for instance in personally-generated health data applications?  
  • How is the healthcare sector in different national settings being reconfigured around health IT innovations and regulatory policies in terms of new structures, actors and institutional arrangements?

 

Associate Editors

Margunn Aanestad, Oslo University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dorthea (Chon) Abraham, College of William and Mary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Indranil Bardhan, University of Texas at Dallas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
John Braa, Oslo University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jason Chan, University of Minnesota, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mike Chiasson, University of British Columbia Owankan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Wendy Currie, Audnecia Nantes, Ecole de Management, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jie Mein Goh, Simon Frasier University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Gordon Guo, University of Maryland, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Matthew Jones, Cambridge University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Seung-Hyun Kim, Yonsei University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Ela Klecun, London School of Economics, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rajiv Kohli, College of William and Mary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
JuHee Kwon, City University of Hong Kong, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Liette Lapointe, McGill University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Abhay Mishra, Georgia State University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eric Monteiro, Norwegian University of Science & Technology, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Eivor Oborn, Warwick University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,
Ton Spil, University of Twente, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Diane Strong, WPI, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Yu Tong, City University of Hong Kong, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Catherine Tucker, MIT, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Bengisu Tulu, Worcester Polytech, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vance Wilson, Worcester Polytech, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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