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Innovation Readiness in Healthcare Information Infrastructures. Key Resources to Enable Collaborative Digital Innovation

Margunn Aanestad
University of Agder, Norway / University of Oslo, Norway

Polyxen Vassilakopoulou
University of Agder, Norway

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Published in: SHI 2019. Proceedings of the 17th Scandinavian Conference on Health Informatics, November 12-13, 2019, Oslo, Norway

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 161:11, p. 61-66

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Published: 2019-11-07

ISBN: 978-91-7929-957-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper describes key requirements for digital innovation readiness in the public healthcare sector. Collaborative innovation models, where internal and external innovators contribute their ideas and solutions put certain requirements to the organization and ICT infrastructure of health organizations. To explore these requirements, we conducted an empirical case study of a collaborative digital innovation project from its concept stage towards implementation. Our study identifies key technical and organizational resources needed to facilitate innovation, and it therefore has implications for what resources and capabilities need to become part of the healthcare information infrastructure to enable collaborative digital innovation.


Innovation, collaborative innovation, digital, healthcare, information infrastructures, innovation readiness.


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