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ItemDigital resource Orchestration in Healthcare: The Case of Västra Götaland Region( 2019-01-08)Resource orchestration is seen as a key element of IT governance and is advocated as a critical mechanism for digital transformation. Given the current trend of digital transformation it is imperative to have in place good IT governance practices to create value through IT investments, manage IT risks, and provide IT assurance. There are shortcomings in the implementation process to turn Health IT (HIT) investment into tangible benefits. HIT staff at different managerial levels in the Västra Götaland Region (VGR) in Sweden, were interviewed to understand how they orchestrate digital resources. The findings showed that they are already carrying out digital resource orchestration actions to keep abreast with the digital transformation. They have put in place a governance and organizational structure on top of prioritizing innovation. The contribution is in the identification of resource orchestration actions carried out by HIT staff at various managerial levels in VGR healthcare organizations.
ItemAn Innovation Platform for Diffusing Public Health Practices across a Global Network( 2019-01-08)Hospitals and health systems in high-income countries (HIC) develop the capacities of peer healthcare organizations around the world by diffusing clinical, quality, and public health improvement practices in lower and middle-income countries (LMIC). In turn, these HIC healthcare institutions are exposed to innovative approaches developed and used by global communities to advance care despite resource constraints in the LMIC contexts. Attention has been growing in recent years to the potential these innovations can have to improve care delivery, lower costs, and drive quality within resource constrained communities in HIC. Often referred to as ‘reverse innovations,’ the identification, adaptation, and diffusion of these practices face challenges in uptake related to limited evidence, perceptions of poor quality or irrelevance, and a complicated regulatory and policy environment. This paper suggests the development of a knowledge platform to support diffusion of innovative health practices along a global community continuum and illustrates its potential use.