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Health Information Systems Interoperability: Towards a Managing as Designing Approach

Naturvetenskap & IT

Grace Kobusinge disputerar i informatik.

Disputation
Datum
29 okt 2021
Tid
10:00 - 12:00
Plats
Rum Torg Grön, institutionen för tillämpad informationsteknologi, Göteborgs universitet, Hus Patricia, Forskningsgången 6, Campus Lindholmen, Göteborg, samt delvis på distans.

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Fakultetsopponent är professor Ulf Melin, institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling (IEI) vid Linköpings universitet.

Beskrivning av avhandlingen:

The  thesis  tackles  the  enduring  topic  of  Information  Systems  (IS)  interoperability.  The  COVID-19  pandemic  has  reiterated  the  value  of  interoperable  healthcare  systems  to  the  overall  public  good.  Yet,  healthcare  organizations still experience data sharing challenges. Given the contextual nature of interoperability, scholars emphasize the salience of contextual understanding and effective management during the design process. Through  empirical  investigations  the  thesis  elucidates  how  health  information  systems  (HIS)  interoperability  implementation  can  be  enhanced  through a managing as designing – MaD perspective and a better understanding of context.

The thesis proposes a MaD approach to IS interoperability implementation that seeks to motivate IS implementers to analyse the context of interaction  and  delineate  context-appropriate  interoperability  solutions.  The  proposed approach seeks to encourage collaboration between healthcare managers and HIS designers to jointly purse overall healthcare interoperability  objectives  through  a  design  attitude.  The  proposal  of  the  design attitude is intended to inspire reflective thinking that synthesizes the particulars of the context during the implementation process. The thesis contributes to understanding the dynamics of IS interoperability implementation not only in healthcare but also in similar complex contexts