Open Digital Platforms in Health Care: Implementation and Scaling Strategies

Daniel Fürstenau, Carolin Auschra

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Abstrakt

We investigate strategies to implement and scale digital platforms in highly-regulated settings such as health care. Despite considerable research efforts, these scaling dynamics are still not well understood. Based on a qualitative, comparative study (U.S. and Germany) of six digital health care platforms, we suggest two feedback cycles that contribute to explaining the arising difficulties: First, we observe that openness on code and content layers fuels platform growth as suppliers, healthcare providers, insurances, and patients are more likely to use and contribute to the platform. In opposition, risks such as a lack of or uncertainty about regulations prompt the provider to close the platform to uphold control which in turn reduces the benefits for potential suppliers. We further discuss scaling strategies when multiple user groups are involved.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelICIS 2016 Proceedings
UdgivelsesstedAtlanta, GA
ForlagAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publikationsdato2016
Artikelnummer19
ISBN (Elektronisk)9780996683135
StatusUdgivet - 2016
Udgivet eksterntJa
BegivenhedThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016: Digital Innovation at the Crossroads - University of Limerick, Dublin, Irland
Varighed: 11 dec. 201614 dec. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 37
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Konference

KonferenceThe 37th International Conference on Information Systems. ICIS 2016
Nummer37
LokationUniversity of Limerick
LandIrland
ByDublin
Periode11/12/201614/12/2016
AndetThirty Seventh International Conference on Information Systems
Internetadresse
NavnProceedings of the International Conference on Information Systems
ISSN0000-0033

Emneord

  • Digital health platform
  • Implementation and scaling strategy
  • Openness

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