How Organizational Path Constitution Prepares Digital Infrastructure Innovation: A Case Study of Integrated Care

Daniel Fürstenau, Lauri Wessel, Martin Gersch

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We investigate the organizational processes that predate digital infrastructure innovation in health care. These processes are important because the diffusion of digital infrastructures is problematic in many health care settings around the world. However, our study allows decision makers to understand how organizations can become forerunners in the area of digital infrastructures even in rigid institutional environments where powerful barriers to the diffusion are in place. In order to make these points, we combine theories on organizational path constitution and digital infrastructure innovation and apply them to a case study of a health care provider establishing novel processes in the area of "chronic obstructive pulmonary disease" (COPD) care.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAMCIS 2016 Proceedings
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
Publication date2016
Article number9
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683128
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems. AMCIS 2016: Surfing the IT Innovation Wave - San Diego, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201614 Aug 2016
Conference number: 22


Conference22nd Americas Conference on Information Systems. AMCIS 2016
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Digital infrastructure innovation
  • Integrated care
  • Organizational path constitution

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