Leveraging Digital Innovation in Healthcare: Harnessing Big Data, Cloud and Mobile Computing for Better Health

Carol V. Brown, Tina Blegind Jensen, Margun Aanestad, Wendy Currie, Federico Pigni

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    Harnessing digital innovations for healthcare delivery has raised high expectations as well as major concerns. Several countries across the globe have made progress in achieving three common goals of lower costs, higher quality, and increased patient access to healthcare services through investments in
    digital infrastructures. New technologies are leveraged to achieve widespread 24x7 disease management, patients’ wellbeing, home-based healthcare and other patient-centric service innovations. Yet, digital innovations in healthcare face barriers in terms of standardization, data privacy and security concerns, fragmented markets, and misaligned incentives across stakeholders. The panel will focus on this apparent paradox and highlight the potential of big data, cloud and mobile computing for achieving better health. The panel co-chairs will introduce differences in healthcare delivery landscapes in selected countries. Then panelists with expertise in digital data streams, cloud, and mobile computing will present concrete examples of healthcare service
    innovations that have the potential to address one or more of the global goals. ECIS attendees are invited to join a debate about the facilitators and barriers of widespread implementation of these types of digital innovations, and the opportunities for significant IS research contributions.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationECIS 2014 Proceedings
    EditorsMichel Avital, Jan Marco Leimeister, Ulrike Schultze
    Number of pages7
    Place of PublicationAtlanta, GA
    PublisherAssociation for Information Systems. AIS Electronic Library (AISeL)
    Publication date2014
    ISBN (Print)9780991556700
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    Event22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014: Digital Work, Digital Life - David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel
    Duration: 9 Jun 201411 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 22


    Conference22nd European Conference on Information Systems, ECIS 2014
    LocationDavid Intercontinental Hotel
    CityTel Aviv
    Internet address
    SeriesProceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems

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