Healthcare Information Systems

Evidence has demonstrated the powerful potential for IT to improve and eventually transform healthcare delivery across the delivery system from hospitals to clinics to homes, within nations and around the world. Healthcare organizations have installed medical record systems, and are providing access to data in these systems to other healthcare organizations and to patients. The new health IT opportunities are not limited to medical record systems, but also include telehealth systems, smart phones, blue-tooth enabled medical devices, home sensors, etc. that are transforming how we think about health and the clinical and non-clinical aspects of the healthcare delivery system. These new IT are being designed to engage patients in managing their own health and to support the healthcare delivery system in providing better chronic disease management, preventive care, and care outside traditional healthcare organizations, e.g., in the home. As IT is deployed throughout this expanded healthcare delivery system, we are seeing successes and failures, benefits and significant problems – all of which should be studied, understood and explained. 

This track provides a forum for presenting and discussing original research highlighting the opportunities and challenges related to the role of IT in delivering 21st century healthcare. We invite theoretical and empirical submissions that leverage the multiple perspectives of IT in the healthcare sector. We particularly seek research that designs and builds new IT systems that can provide better quality at a lower cost. A variety of research methods are welcome, especially those that enable researchers to uncover key technical, organizational, social, or policy issues related to the many IT-enabled innovations occurring in the healthcare sector. Given the complexities of healthcare delivery and how that delivery varies across nations, papers that address the inter-disciplinary and multi-level nature of the opportunities and challenges in healthcare and that have a cross-organization or cross-national focus will be particularly attractive. Both full research and research-in-progress papers are sought.

Track Chairs

Samir Chatterjee (Claremont Graduate University)
Diane Strong (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Associate Editors

  • Richard Burkhard, San Jose State University, USA
  • Sarv Devaraj, University of Notre Dame, USA
  • Ann Fruhling, University of Nebraska, Omaha, USA
  • Ashish Gupta, University of Tennessee, USA
  • Virginia Ilie, University of Kansas, USA
  • Nelson King, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Richard Klein, Clemson University, USA
  • Liette Lapointe, McGill University, Canada
  • Cindy Le Rouge, St-Louis University, USA
  • Gondy Leroy, Claremont Graduate University, USA
  • Pradeep Ray, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Jim Ryan, Troy University, USA
  • Monica Chiarini Tremblay, Florida International University, USA
  • Bengisu Tulu, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA
  • Olga Volkoff, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  • E. Vance Wilson, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, USA