Health Care IT


This paper reports the findings of a case study of a collaborative network formed to develop and promote a healthcareinformation portal. We utilize prior research on the role of resources and capabilities in achieving competitive advantage todevelop a conceptual framework of the resources and capabilities needed to sustain collaborative networks. We then applythis framework in analyzing the empirical case study in order to develop an initial understanding of this relatively underexploredphenomenon. Development and delivery of effective healthcare information systems increasingly relies on thecollaborative efforts of a large number of stakeholders, underlining the importance of generating knowledge on how tomanage collaborative networks post-formation.