IT and Healthcare

Track Chairs

Rajiv Kishore

State University of New York at Buffalo

Margunn Aanestad

University of Oslo Norway

Adrian Yeow

SIM University


Health information systems (HIS), which span two large and important industries of healthcare and information technology, have attracted tremendous attention from researchers worldwide for more than a decade. We conceptualize HIS as a broad class of systems that use a variety of advanced information, mobile, social media, and wearable technologies to deliver more effective, cost-efficient, and patient-centric healthcare by promoting proactive involvement of patients to take care of their own well-being and through widespread sharing of authorized data among various stakeholders. National and regional governments worldwide have introduced several initiatives around technology use for healthcare delivery, data integration, privacy, payment models, and access to care. Concurrently, the commercial sector has launched several innovations that make it easier for healthcare professionals to track and consolidate individual patient-level data, and for patients to access healthcare and engage in healthy behaviors using novel means such as patient portals, remote telemonitoring, telemedicine, web-based social support groups, etc. Despite these significant efforts, the take-up of HIS is not uniform across different entities in different countries in the world. Neither is the impact consistent across different stakeholders, such as patients, care providers, including hospitals, physicians, nurses and pharmacists, and payers. Finally, challenges still remain for data integration across multiple sources and the meaningful analysis of healthcare data.

This track provides a forum for presenting and discussing original research highlighting the opportunities and challenges related to the role of HIS in delivering 21st century healthcare that aims to improve the experience of care, and the health of a population, as well as to curb per capita costs. We invite theoretical, empirical, and design oriented submissions that leverage the multiple perspectives of information systems in the healthcare sector.

Topics of Interest

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following aspects of health information systems:

  • Adoption, diffusion, and assimilation of health information systems
  • HIS implementation challenges and strategies
  • Clinical, administrative, and operational workflow changes associated with HIS implementation
  • Organizational, operational, clinical, and financial implications of HIS use
  • Healthcare analytics focused on cost, quality, and efficiency of care delivery
  • Technology-enabled care coordination and care pathways
  • Telehealth and telemedicine applications and their impacts on health delivery and outcomes
  • Mobile health and social media applications and their impacts on healthy behaviors and health outcomes
  • Wearable devices and their impacts on various healthy behaviors and habits such as lifestyle, diets, and exercise habits
  • Social and competitive gamification and their impacts on healthy behaviors and health outcomes
  • Personalized medicine
  • Patient-centered healthcare management
  • Design of health information technologies
  • New payment methods and new ways of care delivery (e.g., ACO)
  • HIS and health policy
  • Safety, security and privacy of health information
  • The impact of HIS on care providers, patients and payers
  • Governance of HIS architectures
  • Electronic data sharing and transfer using health information exchanges
  • Public health informatics
  • Clinical, public health and genomic data integration

Associate Editors

  • Rose-Mharie Åhlfeldt, University of Skovde, Sweden
  • Aaron Baird, Georgia State University
  • Hillol Bala, Indiana University
  • Indranil Bardhan, University of Texas, Dallas
  • Samir Chatterjee, Claremont Graduate School
  • Langtao Chen, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Liwei Chen, University of Cincinnati
  • Sarv Devaraj, University of Notre Dame
  • Gordon Gao, University of Maryland
  • Jie Mein Goh, Simon Fraser University
  • Kim Huat Goh, Nanyang Technological University
  • Brad Greenwood, Temple University
  • Matthew Guah, Claflin University
  • Mirou Jaana, University of Ottawa
  • Jiban Khuntia, University of Colorado, Denver
  • JuHee Kwon, City University of Hong Kong
  • Gun woong Lee, Nanyang Technological University
  • Nirup Menon, George Mason University
  • Tobias Mettler, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Abhay Mishra, Georgia State University
  • Eric Monteiro, Norwegian University of Science & Technology
  • Christina Serranto, University of Arkansas / Colorado State University
  • Raj Sharman, University of Buffalo
  • Marco Spruit, University of Utrecht
  • Tracy Sykes, University of Arkansas
  • Sharon Tan, National University of Singapore
  • Yu Tong, City University of Hong Kong
  • Marie-Claude Trudel, HEC Montreal
  • Till Winkler, Copenhagen Business School
  • Lucy Yan, Indiana University