Building National eHealth Platforms: the Challenge of Inclusiveness

Vassilakopoulou, Polyxeni and Grisot, Miria and Jensen, Tina Blegind and Sellberg, Nina and Eltes, Johan and Thorseng, Anne Asmyr and Aanestad, Margunn (2017) Building National eHealth Platforms: the Challenge of Inclusiveness. International Conference On Information (ICIS).

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In this paper, we examine the introduction of public e-health platforms at the national level in three Scandinavian countries. Specifically, we investigate these initaitives with a focus on understanding how inclusiveness was pursued in relation to the political orientation of platform development, the coordination of work among multiple contributors, and, the handling of technical heterogeneity within the pre-existing and continuous evolving eHealth landscape. Inclusiveness is related both to the character of public platforms as “common goods”, and, to growth ambitions for public eHealth. The aim for inclusiveness sets the platforms studied apart from the market oriented ones that are mostly discussed in the literature. Our paper highlights the implications of sector differences to platform formation and contributes insights that are specific about public eHealth platforms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 3
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2018 13:39
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2018 13:39

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