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Identifying Where the Values Come from IT-Innovations in Health and Social Care

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Author(s): Vivian Vimarlund | Sabine Koch

Journal: Intelligent Information Management
ISSN 2160-5912

Volume: 04;
Issue: 05;
Start page: 296;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: IT-Innovation | Intelligent Information Management | Health and Social Care | Coherence

ABSTRACT
Studies aimed to capture the effects of IT-innovations in health and social care have shown that there is a gap between expected and factual outcomes. Many decision makers feel the need to articulate an ideal end-state for their organiza-tions. Striking the balance between novelty and believability of such an ideal end-state is often tricky and they become neither satisfied with the ideal not the visioning. In this study, we explore the contribution of IT-innovations to health and social care. The results showed that coherence between context and IT-innovation is important to capture effects and outcomes. Being coherent rather than visionary contributes to identify where you are, as an organization, and to capture effects and outcomes that “make sense” in the context in question. The paper makes an exposition from the model building, algorithm design to performance analysis and contributes to the academic prosperity in Intelligent In-formation Management The knowledge generated is expected to provide input when identifying goals that IT-investments are supposed to achieve.
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