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Track 3: IT in Healthcare

  • Track Chairs
    Matthew Guah
    Claflin University
    MGuah@claflin.edu
    Wendy Currie
    University of Warwick
    wendy.currie@wbs.ac.uk
  • Track Description

    Evidence from successfully implemented healthcare systems demonstrates the powerful potential for IS to improve service delivery in healthcare organizations. The role of IS continues to prove crucial in the process of reforming both clinical and non-clinical procedures. As healthcare organizations move towards patient-centered systems further opportunities and challenges are being created to adapt various processes and practices required by new reform initiatives. Despite the widespread use of IS to reform clinical and non-clinical processes, there are few examples of successful change management initiatives but significant evidence that introducing large-scale IS-enabled programs has not produced the expected benefits in the healthcare sector. Reasons for low adoption of IS in healthcare are linked to the lack of engagement between clinicians and healthcare executives, low IS maturity, inadequate IS business planning, poor implementation strategies, and poor engagement with IS suppliers to design and develop workable solutions.

    This track aims to provide a common platform for discussion and presentation of original research highlighting opportunities and challenges related to the role of IS in delivering 21st century healthcare. We invite theoretical and empirical submissions that leverage the multiple perspectives of IT in healthcare sector. This may be healthcare information systems theory, as well as ICT theories in association with other bodies of knowledge (e.g., patient care, healthcare institution behavior, system implementation/adoption success and failure, financial implications, organizational impact, etc.). We also encourage the application of various research methods that enable researchers to uncover key organizational and social issues - involving medical technologies, healthcare reform, indirect human cost of IS in healthcare, and all kinds of innovations in this sector. Full research and research-in-progress papers are sought which address the inter-disciplinary nature of opportunities and challenges in healthcare. A cross-national focus will be particularly attractive since a PEST analysis (political, economic, social and technical) shows that wide variations exist across nation- states, suggesting that IS development and implementation may need to be addressed more widely than simply looking at the organizational unit of analysis.

  • Associate Editors

    • Ronald Batenburg, Utrecht University, Netherlands
    • Jan vom Brocke, Liechtenstein University, Liechtenstein
    • Richard Burkhard, San Jose State University, USA
    • Beryl Burns, Salford University, United Kingdom
    • Felix Tan Ter Chian, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    • Yogesh Dwivedi, Swansea University, United Kingdom
    • David Finnegan, Warwick University, United Kingdom
    • Bob Folden, Healthcare Industry - USA
    • Ann Fruhling, University of Nebraska – Omaha, USA
    • Mark Gaynor, Saint Louis University, USA
    • Virginia Ilie, University of Kansas, USA
    • Mirou Jaana, University of Ottawa, Canada
    • Tina Blegind Jensen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
    • Rhoda Joseph, Pennsylvania State - Harrisburg, USA
    • Richard Klein, Clemson University, USA
    • Gondy Leroy, Claremont Graduate University, USA
    • Anne Persson, University of Skövde, Sweden
    • Danny Chiang-Choon Poo, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    • Jim Ryan, Troy University, USA
    • Constantinos J. Stefanou, A.T.E.I. of Thessaloniki, Greece
    • Diane Strong, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
    • Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Florida International University, USA
    • Bengisu Tulu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
    • Nilmini Wickramasinghe, RMIT University, Australia
    • Vance Wilson, Arizona State University, USA
    • Jon Blue, University of Delaware, USA
    • Jyoti Choudrie, Hertfordshire University, United Kingdom
    • Latif Hakim, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
    • Nelson King, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
    • Trudi Miller, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, USA
    • Nathalie Mitev, London School of Economics, United Kingdom
    • Wishanth Weerakkody, Brunel University, United Kingdom
    • Yajiong (Lucky) Xue, East Carolina University, USA
    • Stefan Strecker, Duisburg-Essen University, Germany


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