Theories to Inform Superior Health Informatics Research and Practice

  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
  • Jonathan L. Schaffer

Part of the Healthcare Delivery in the Information Age book series (Healthcare Delivery Inform. Age)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Research Design and Methodologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alan R. Hevner, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 3-18
    3. Jonathan L. Schaffer, Peter Haddad, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 19-28
    4. Peter Haddad, Steven McConchie, Jonathan L. Schaffer, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 37-54
    5. Isabella Eigner, Andreas Hamper, Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Freimut Bodendorf
      Pages 109-125
  3. Sociotechnical Considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Peter Haddad, Jonathan L. Schaffer, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 141-162
    3. Fabian Wiser, Carolin Durst, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 235-249
    4. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Jonathan L. Schaffer, Juergen Seitz, Imran Muhammad, Doug Vogel
      Pages 251-269
    5. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, Steve Goldberg
      Pages 271-281
    6. Hidayah Sulaiman, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 283-308
  4. Specific Solutions and the Principles of Knowledge Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Nilmini Wickramasinghe, James Choi, Jonathan L. Schaffer
      Pages 323-336
    3. Arturo Caronongan III, Hannah Gorgui-Naguib, Raouf N. G. Naguib
      Pages 355-373
    4. Obinna Anya, Hissam Tawfik, Raouf N. G. Naguib
      Pages 375-390
    5. Indrit Troshani, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 391-401
    6. Rima Gibbings, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 403-413
    7. Sara Marceglia, Giuseppe Pozzi, Elena Rossi
      Pages 415-426
    8. Catherine Han Lin, Angela Wei Hong Yang, David Phillips, Nilmini Wickramasinghe
      Pages 427-442
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 443-458

About this book


This unifying volume offers a clear theoretical framework for the research shaping the emerging direction of informatics in health care. Contributors ground the reader in the basics of informatics methodology and design, including creating salient research questions, and explore the human dimensions of informatics in studies detailing how patients perceive, respond to, and use health data. Real-world examples bridge the theoretical and the practical as knowledge management-based solutions are applied to pervasive issues in information technologies and service delivery. Together, these articles illustrate the scope of health possibilities for informatics, from patient care management to hospital administration, from improving patient satisfaction to expanding the parameters of practice.  

Highlights of the coverage:

·         Design science research opportunities in health care

·         IS/IT governance in health care: an integrative model

·         Persuasive technologies and behavior modification through technology: design of a mobile application for behavior change

·         The development of a hospital secure messaging and communication platform: a conceptualization                                                                                                                                                       

·         The development of intelligent patient-centric systems for health care

·         An investigation on integrating Eastern and Western medicine with informatics

Interest in Theories to Inform Superior Health Informatics Research and Practice cuts across academia and the healthcare industry. Its audience includes healthcare professionals, physicians and other clinicians, practicing informaticians,  hospital administrators, IT departments, managers, and management consultants, as well as scholars, researchers, and students in health informatics and public health. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Nilmini Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  • Jonathan L. Schaffer
    • 2
  1. 1.Epworth HealthCareRichmondAustralia
  2. 2.Deakin UniversityBurwoodAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-72286-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-72287-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5946
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5954
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