Creating value through digital innovation in health care

Track description

Digital innovations enable the reorganization of numerous value-added processes in the healthcare sector (Porter 2010; Porter and Olmsberg Teisberg 2006). We see examples in genomics, image recognition and wearable devices that are generating and evaluating more and more data (Jarvenpaa and Markus 2018; Rothe et al. 2019; Vassilakopoulou et al. 2018). Increasing computer capacities and new algorithms enable innovations in diagnostics, more individualized therapy options and - last but not least - self-management of health by patients. This can pose considerable challenges: Existing practices are being changed, roles are being reorganized, and work is being shifted from healthcare institutions to the daily lives of patients (Barrett et al. 2012, 2016; Dadgar and Joshi 2018; Wessel et al. 2019). Politicians and practitioners are therefore increasingly focusing on the topic of "value creation in the healthcare industry" and are interested in how digital innovations support, improve or even destroy value creation. This gives rise to numerous new questions for Information Systems (IS) research concerning the precise relationship between the concepts of "digital innovation" and "value (creation)".

Possible topics

This track is generally dedicated to the question of how digital innovation can create value in the healthcare industry. The track is open for any kind of submissions that advance our understanding of the above concepts. Design-oriented papers are welcome as well as theory-based papers or conceptual articles. The Track is open to any kind of research methodology.

Selection of possible topics for submissions:

● The Role and Management of Vital Data for Digital Innovations in Health Care

● The importance of established roles, identities and institutions for digital value creation in healthcare

● Designing digital innovations to improve self-management of chronic diseases

● The role of data for disease prevention and for the design of innovative care models

● New business, process and revenue models for digital innovations in the healthcare sector

● Comparing different data-driven strategies for improving healthcare

● Design and evaluation of applications of "artificial intelligence" in the area of value creation in the health care system

Track Chairs

Lauri Wessel

Lauri Wessel is Professor of Information Management and Digital Transformation at the European New School of Digital Studies at the Europa Universität Viadrina Frankfurt. His focus is the application of organizational theories to improve the management and design of Health Care IT. Accordingly, Lauri Wessel has published in relevant journals of IS/business informatics, organizational research and medicine: Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, Business and Information Systems Engineering, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, Alzheimer's & Dementia: Translational Research & Clinical Interventions, Psycho-Oncology and others. Currently, Lauri Wessel is Associate Editor for Communications of the Association for Information Systems and a member of the Editorial Board of Information and Organization. He has won several awards, including the first "Paper-a-thon" at the International Conference on Information Systems 2017, the "Best Reviewer Award" at ICIS 2018 and the "Best Associate Editor Award" at WI2020.

Hannes Rothe

Hannes Rothe is an assistant professor at the Free University of Berlin and co-founder of the Digital Entrepreneurship Hub there. He received his doctorate in 2015 at Freie Universität Berlin, where he now coordinates entrepreneurship education. Hannes Rothe has completed research stays at the University of Cambridge (UK) and Graz University of Technology. His research interests lie at the interface between the organization of data and knowledge, digital ecosystems and infrastructures, and digital entrepreneurship. He has published in leading information systems journals, including Journal of the AIS, Information Systems Journal, Communications of the AIS, Business & Information Systems Engineering and numerous conferences. He has been a runner-up and winner of relevant awards, such as the Claudio Ciborra Award for the Most Innovative Paper 2019.

Eivor Oborn

Eivor Oborn is Professor of Healthcare Management in the "Innovation and Organisational Change" research group at Warwick Business School, UK. There she heads the PhD program and the in-depth MBA in the field of "Health". Her research interests are at the interface of healthcare management, digital innovation and organizational research. She received her PhD at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge and is currently an Honorary Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School and Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Digital Innovation (CDI). Many of her papers have been published in top journals such as Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science. Eivor Oborn is currently Senior Editor of MIS Quarterly.

Associate Editors

  • Margunn Aanestad, University of Agder
  • Angela Aristidou, University College London
  • Aaron Baird, Georgia State University
  • Panos Constantinides, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Elizabeth Davidson Shidler, College of Business, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Paul Drews Leuphana, Universität Lüneburg
  • Anna Essén, Stockholm School of Economics
  • Daniel Fürstenau, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Martin Gersch, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Tobias Kowatsch, Universität St. Gallen
  • Claudia Müller, Universität Siegen & Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland
  • Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Toulouse Business School
  • Christoph Peters, Universität St. Gallen
  • Hannes Schlieter, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Martin Sedlmayr, Technische Universität Dresden
  • Stefanie Steinhäuser, Universität Regensburg
  • Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, University of Agder
  • Till Winkler, Copenhagen Business School