Track Description

Health care is an undergoing significant changes in how value is being created and captured (Porter 2010; Porter and Olmsberg Teisberg 2006). At the core of this development lie various digital innovations as they occasion shifts in how the health care sector has been traditionally organized. From genomics over medical imagery to wearable devices – more and more data is available to feed innovation in health care services (Jarvenpaa and Markus 2018; Rothe et al. 2019; Vassilakopoulou et al. 2018). Greater processing power and new algorithms drive novel diagnostics, more precise therapeutics and they also enable patients and consumers to track and maintain their own wellbeing. This challenges existing practices, sinters boundaries between roles, and even relocates work from inside traditional healthcare providers into the private lives of patients and their relatives (Barrett et al. 2012, 2016; Dadgar and Joshi 2018; Wessel et al. 2019). A central theme that cuts across these developments is that the interest of policy makers and researchers increasingly turns to questions of value; that is how digital innovation changes how value is being created, maintained, or even destroyed in the abovementioned areas. This implies a wealth of new questions for IS research that is turning to these novel developments only recently.

Possible Topics

This track is broadly framed around the idea of generating value from digital innovation in the context of health. This broadness implies that we welcome all submissions with the potential to contribute to our understanding of the relationship between digital innovation and value creation in health care. We welcome design-oriented work, theory-oriented research, and conceptual papers. We are agnostic in terms of methodologies applied. Submissions may explore these topics but we are by no means limited to them:

● The role and management of biodata for digital innovation in health

● The role of traditional professionals roles, identities, and institutions for value creation in health

● Design of digital innovations for improving patients’ self-management of chronic conditions

● The role of data for promoting prevention that challenges a disease-based health care system

● Explorations of novel revenue models, operational models, and business models in the context of digital innovation in health care

● New reimbursement models based on data

● Comparisons between outcomes of data-driven strategies to improve health care delivery

● Design and evaluations of various AI-technologies for creating value

Track Chairs

Lauri Wessel

University of Bremen

Lauri Wessel is professor of management and organization at the University of Bremen, Germany. His work is focused on using organization theory in order to understand and design health care IT. Accordingly, he has published in a range of journals like 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, and others. He serves as associate editor for Communications of the Association for Information Systems and sits on the editorial board of Information and Organization. He has won awards from the International Conference on Information Systems and the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation.

Hannes Rothe

Freie Universität Berlin

Hannes Rothe is Assistant Professor at the Digital Entrepreneurship Hub, Freie Universität Berlin. He earned his doctoral degree at Freie Universität Berlin in 2015, where he is also responsible for coordinating entrepreneurship education. He has been a visiting researcher at the University of Cambridge (UK) and TU Graz (Austria). Hannes’ research interests lies on organizing data and knowledge, digital ecosystems and infrastructures, and digital entrepreneurship. His work has been published in journals such as the Journal of the AIS, Information Systems Journal, Communications of the AIS, Business & Information Systems Engineering, and was presented at leading information systems conferences. He was runner-up and winner of multiple paper awards, including the Claudio Ciborra Award for the most innovative paper in 2019.

Eivor Oborn

Warwick Business School

Eivor Oborn is current Professor of Healthcare Management in the area of Innovation and Organisational Change at Warwick Business School, UK. She is currently the Director of the Doctoral Programme at WBS and Director of MBA Health Specialisation program. She earned her PhD at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and is currently an honourary Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Digital Innovation (CDI). Eivor is Senior Editor at MIS Quarterly. She has published work in leading journals, including Information Systems Research, MIS Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal and Organization Science. Her research interests span the fields of healthcare, digital innovation & ICTs, as well as organisational theory.

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, University of Lüneburg

• Anna Essén, Stockholm School of Economics

• Daniel Fürstenau, Freie Universität Berlin

• Martin Gersch, Freie Universität Berlin

• Tobias Kowatsch, University of St. Gallen

• Claudia Müller, University of Siegen & Kalaidos University of Applied Sciences Switzerland

• Roxana Ologeanu-Taddei, Toulouse Business School

• Christoph Peters, University of St. Gallen

• Hannes Schlieter, Technical University of Dresden

• Martin Sedlmayr, Technical University of Dresden

• Stefanie Steinhäuser, University of Regensburg

• Polyxeni Vassilakopoulou, University of Agder

• Till Winkler, Copenhagen Business School