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Web 2.0 in Healthcare: The Rise of a Fashion Wave? Examining the Discourse in the Literature
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  • Mirko Kühne, Hamburg University
  • Nadine Blinn, University of Hamburg
  • Christoph Rosenkranz, Goethe University
  • Markus Nuettgens, University of Hamburg
Track
Health Care IT
Publication Date
8-7-2011
Abstract
Electronic Health (eHealth) increasingly refers to possibilities that arise from the so-called innovation “Web 2.0”. Accordingto management fashion theory, many innovations can be classified as a fashion and only offer minor benefits fororganizations. Such fashions have a diffusion and a discourse lifecycle. In this study we shed light on the discourse on Web2.0 in healthcare. In order to explore how the discourse has emerged, we examine a selection of both the scholarly IS researchand practitioner-oriented literature. Our findings show that there is almost no academic discourse on Web 2.0 in healthcare inthe IS research literature. In contrast, we find an ongoing discourse on the subject with a wave-like shape in the domainspecificand practitioner-oriented literature. Our findings also provide some arguments for the debate on the link betweenscholarly IS literature and their practical relevance.
Citation Information
Mirko Kühne, Nadine Blinn, Christoph Rosenkranz and Markus Nuettgens. "Web 2.0 in Healthcare: The Rise of a Fashion Wave? Examining the Discourse in the Literature" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/cristoph_rosenkranz/19/