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Pikkarainen, Minna A. & Pekkarinen, Saara & Koivumäki, Timo & Huhtala, Tero T. (2018) Data as a driver for shaping the practices of a preventive healthcare service delivery network

Data as a driver for shaping the practices of a preventive healthcare service delivery network

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Author: Pikkarainen, Minna A.1; Pekkarinen, Saara2; Koivumäki, Timo2;
Organizations: 1Martti Ahtisaari Institute, University of Oulu, Oulu Business School, P.O. Box 4600, 90014 University of Oulu, Finland
2Oulu Business School, University of Oulu
3Oulu Business School
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Version: published version
Access: open
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Language: English
Published: University of Porto, 2018
Publish Date: 2018-10-01


Though data is largely recognized as a new form of capital in the digital era, little research has been done on how innovations related to finding health professionals and using health services are evolving in smart-city-based, preventive healthcare service delivery networks. How does digital data affect preventive healthcare practices in service delivery networks? Evidence is provided from a smart city service delivery network on how data and ICT usage impact preventive healthcare innovations. The research is based on a case study highlighting the transformations continuously occurring in such a network. The results suggest that using data from different sectors will enable individuals and health professionals to communicate via intelligent personalized services, which will act as agents, guiding and coaching individuals to change their lifestyles to avoid chronic diseases. This study provides new knowledge on how continuously using health data can produce novel routines and innovations in healthcare networks over time.

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Series: Journal of innovation management
ISSN: 2183-0606
ISSN-L: 2183-0606
Volume: 6
Issue: 1
Pages: 55 - 79
Type of Publication: A1 Journal article – refereed
Field of Science: 113 Computer and information sciences
512 Business and management
Funding: The authors would like to thank Tekes (The Finnish Funding Agency) and the Digital Health Revolution project for supporting the study as well as personnel from the Smart city for participating in the study.
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