1st Edition

Capturing Value in Digital Health Eco-Systems
Validating Strategies for Stakeholders

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ISBN 9781032123424
October 29, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
260 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals call for the establishment of Good Health and Well-being and targets a universal digital healthcare ecosystem by 2030. However, existing technology infrastructure is ineffectual in achieving the envisioned target and requires massive reconfiguration to achieve its intended outcome. This book suggests a way forward with fair and efficient digital health networks that provide resource efficiencies and inclusive access to those who are currently under-served. Specifically, a fair and efficient digital health network that provides a common platform to its key stakeholders to facilitate sharing of information with a view to promote cooperation and maxim benefits. A promising platform for this critical application is ‘cloud technology’ with its offer of computing as a utility and resource sharing. This is an area that has attracted much scholarly attention as it is well-suited to foster such a network and bring together diverse players who would otherwise remain fragmented and be unable to reap benefits that accrue from cooperation. The fundamental premise is that the notion of value in a digital-health ecosystem is brought about by the sharing and exchange of digital information.

Notwithstanding the potential of information and communication technology to transform the healthcare industry for the better, there are several barriers to its adoption, the most significant one being misaligned incentives for some stakeholders. This monograph suggests among other findings, that e-health in its true sense can become fair and efficient if and only if a regulatory body concerned assumes responsibility as the custodian of its citizens’ health information so that ‘collaboration for value’ will replace ‘competition for revenue’ as the new axiom in delivering the public good of healthcare through digital networks. Besides suggesting how e-health can become fair and efficient, the book also explores business models that could perpetuate significant values in the e-health ecosystem.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Digital Health. Overview of Emerging Digital Health Infomatics - An Invited Contribution from Arnob Zahid. Review of Key Concepts and Methodology. Conceptual Model of E-Health Eco-System. Within-Case Analysis of Singapore’s Nehr. Within-Case Analysis of The Us’ Hitech. Cross-Case Analysis and Findings. Discussion and Conclusions. References. Appendices.

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Felix Lena Stephanie has a PhD in information studies from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has over twenty-five years’ total work experience spanning the areas of marketing research, consultancy, information technology, teaching and training. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM), she has successfully managed several research and IT projects in her career. As a project management instructor, she has trained thousands of mid to senior level managers from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Lena has published research papers in the areas of e-health and interactive digital media, and has research interests in e-health and digital ecosystems. She is currently a Director at Knowledge Allies Pte Ltd, a project management training and consultancy organization based in Singapore. Lena also serves as a part-time lecturer at Nanyang Technological University and SP Jain School of Global Management, Singapore.

Ravi S. Sharma is a Professor of Technological Innovation at Zayed University, United Arab Emirates and Founding Director of the Centre for Inclusive Digital Enterprise - CeIDE. Prior to this he was Associate Professor of Knowledge Management at the Nanyang Technological University; Visiting Professor of Information Systems at ESSEC Business School (Asia Pacific) and led the IS Group at the University of Canterbury Business School.  He received the BSc (Com Sci, Math & Econ) from Brandon, MSc (Com Sci) from Regina and PhD (Management Sciences) from Waterloo. He has held visiting appointments at Institute of Technology Bandung, USC Marshall School, IIT-Bombay, Swiss IMD, and the SP Jain School of Global Management. He has spent 10 years in industry as Asean Communications Industry Principal at IBM Global Services and Director of the Multimedia Competency Centre of Deutsche Telekom Asia. His teaching, consulting and research interests are in digital platforms and eco-systems; typically using action design research on use-cases of digital transformations to develop lessons learnt and best practices. He has co-authored over 100 technical papers which have appeared in leading journals, conferences, trade publications; written a graduate-level text on knowledge management technologies; and co-edited a research collection of papers on Understanding the IDM Marketplace. He has also been involved in Singapore’s Initiative for ASEAN Integration by training senior officials in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar in Advanced IT Planning. He has successfully secured over $1m in grants as Principal Investigator of the NCB-funded S-ONE field trials, an NRF-funded project on Interactive Digital Enterprises and an MoE tier 2 grant on digital literacies, knowledge societies and sustainable development. He is a Senior Scholar of the Association of Information Systems, Fellow of the Institution for Engineering & Technology and a Chartered Engineer (UK).