More than 9.5 million people die in the developing world unnecessarily each year due not to a lack of medicine but due to poor information management. It is proposed that the IS Discipline could contribute to resolving this and similar global challenges by making a greater contribution to high impact and high visibility global issues such as the UN’ s Millennium Development Goals. In this paper we illustrate the potential for the IS Discipline to take a leading role in high impact issues by presenting an innovative design for a mainstream IS solution to an illustrative global healthcare issue through appropriate applications of mobile technologies, cloud computing, social networking and geolocation services.
Wang, Wei; Elliot, Steve; and Williams, Mary-Anne, "An IS contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals: Next Generation Vaccination Management in the Developing World" (2010). ACIS 2010 Proceedings. 49.