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|Publication type:||Article in scientific journal|
|Type of review:||Peer review (publication)|
|Title:||The management perspective in digital health literature : systematic review|
|Published in:||JMIR mHealth and uHealth|
|Publisher / Ed. Institution:||JMIR Publications|
|Subjects:||Data health; Digital health; eHealth; Health care management; Literature review; Health technology; Trend health; Tech health|
|Subject (DDC):||004: Computer science |
362.1041: Health economics
|Abstract:||Background: New digital health technologies are considered one solution to challenges in the health sector, which include rising numbers of chronic diseases and increased health spending. As digitalization in health care is still in its infancy, there are many unanswered questions about the impact of digital health on management. Objective: This paper assesses the current state of knowledge in the field of digital health from a management perspective. It highlights research gaps within this field to determine future research opportunities. Methods: A systematic review of digital health literature was conducted using 3 databases. The chosen articles (N=38) were classified according to a taxonomy developed for the purpose, and research gaps were identified based on the topic areas discussed. Results: The literature review revealed a slight prevalence of practical (n=21, 55%) over theoretical (n=17, 45%) approaches. Most of the papers (n=23, 61%) deal with information technology (IT) and are, therefore, focused more on technology and less on management. The research question in most of the papers (n=31, 82%) deals with the creation of concepts, and very few (n=4, 11%) evaluate or even question existing solutions. Most consider the main reason for digitalization to be the optimization of operational processes (n=26, 68%), and 42% (n=16) deal with new business models. The topic area discussed most frequently was found to be eHealth (n=30, 79%). By contrast, the field of tech health with topics such as sensors receives the least attention (n=3, 8%), despite its significant potential for health care processes and strategy. Conclusions: Three main research propositions were identified. First, research into digital health innovation should not focus solely on the technology aspects but also on its implications for strategic and operational management. Second, the research community should target other domains besides eHealth. Third, we observed a lack of quantitative research on the real impact of digital health on organizations and their management. More quantitative evidence is required regarding the expected outcome and impact of the implementation of digital health solutions into our health care organizations.|
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|License (according to publishing contract):||CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International|
|Departement:||School of Management and Law|
|Organisational Unit:||Winterthur Institute of Health Economics (WIG)|
|Appears in collections:||Publikationen School of Management and Law|
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Angerer, A., Stahl, J., Krasniqi, E., & Banning, S. (2022). The management perspective in digital health literature : systematic review. JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 10(11), e37624. https://doi.org/10.2196/37624
Angerer, A. et al. (2022) ‘The management perspective in digital health literature : systematic review’, JMIR mHealth and uHealth, 10(11), p. e37624. Available at: https://doi.org/10.2196/37624.
A. Angerer, J. Stahl, E. Krasniqi, and S. Banning, “The management perspective in digital health literature : systematic review,” JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 10, no. 11, p. e37624, Nov. 2022, doi: 10.2196/37624.
Angerer, Alfred, et al. “The Management Perspective in Digital Health Literature : Systematic Review.” JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 10, no. 11, Nov. 2022, p. e37624, https://doi.org/10.2196/37624.
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