The adoption of information and communication technology in
healthcare, commonly referred to as e-health, is not only seen as an
exceptional opportunity for improving effectiveness, efficiency, and
quality of health services, but also for increasing transparency of
economic activities and availability of information in real time.
Albeit the great potential proliferated by research and public media
as well as massive investments into technology and research by
regional and national governmental authorities, the track record of
“successful” e-health initiatives is still relatively
Evidence exists that a major reason why so many e-health initiatives fail, is because national health information strategies often do not take into account the capabilities and demands of local health actors; in others: there is a gap between “e-health thinkers” and “e-health doers”.
The aim of this project is to investigate the following research questions: What is e-health strategy success/failure and how can it be measured? What are significant social, technological, economic, and political drivers and facilitating conditions that affect the implementation of an e-health strategy? How do these factors impact upon e-health strategy success/failure?
e-health, health information strategy, health information infrastructure, alignment
|type||fundamental research project|
|start of project||2013|
|end of project||2013|
E-health, diffusion of innovations, technology adoption, acceptance
of technology, technology alignment, national technology strategy,
Qualitative research, multi-case study, meta-analysis
|profile area||SoM - Business Innovation|