A central challenge for healthcare is technology innovation. The literature has reported on the many challenges to IT innovation efforts in hospitals and in digital health services in general. Recently, the increased use of mobile apps, personal devices, web interfaces – so-called lightweight technology – has introduced a novel innovation logic where recombinability seems to emerge as a core capability to enable innovation. However, we still know little about how recombinability supports digital innovation in healthcare. Specifically, we explore the recombinability of lightweight technologies in the context of digital innovation for patient- centeredness. Our research builds on a comparative analysis of two case studies in Scandinavia. The two cases show that recombinability is crucial to enable flexible personalization. We discuss different strategies of recombinability to enable digital innovation for patient-centered health practice.
Lindroth, Tomas and Grisot, Miria, "HOW LIGHTWEIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SUPPORT DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE CONTEXT OF PATIENT-CENTERED CARE" (2020). 11th Scandinavian Conference on Information Systems. 2.