Now in its 23rd year, the Information Technology in
Healthcare track at HICSS continues to evolve and
expand. However, the track retains its original mission:
To serve as a forum at which healthcare, computer
science, and information systems professionals can come
together to discuss issues related to the application of
information technology in healthcare.
The cross-disciplinary nature of the track is clearly
evident in the set of minitracks and in the papers within
the minitracks. This year we have the record fifteen
minitracks, 11 returning minitracks and 4 new ones
(noted with a *).
Big-Data on Healthcare Application
Health Behavior Change Support Systems
ICT-enabled Self-management of Chronic Diseases and Conditions
Implementation of Body Sensor Systems in Healthcare Practice
IT Adoption, Diffusion and Evaluation in Healthcare
IT Architecture and Implementations in Healthcare Environments
Optimization, Simulation and IT for Healthcare Processes and Services
Personal Health and Wellness Management with Technologies
Security and Privacy Challenges for Healthcare*
Self-Quantification with Activity Tracking Technologies: Opportunities and Threats*
Senior's Use of Digital Resources
Social Media and Healthcare Technology
Ubiquitous and Comprehensive Healthcare: Expanding Technologies and Systems to Enable New Delivery Models*
Unintended Negative Consequences of IT Implementations in Healthcare
Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality in Healthcare*
The minitrack coordinators provide brief summaries of
their minitracks and overviews of the papers in their sessions.
As evident by the names of the minitracks, the track
covers a very diverse set of IT and health management
related issues. Based on the number of papers, the IT
Adoption, Diffusion, and Evaluation minitrack—one of the
longest running minitracks—continues to be the largest. It is
followed by the Big-Data, Personal Health and Wellness
Management, and the Health Behavior Change Support
Systems minitracks. The popularity of these last three reflects
the growing importance of analysis of the ever increasing
availability of data, and the continuing trend of greater
patient involvement in the healthcare process.
The 63 papers across the minitracks address a wide range
of clinical, managerial, technical issues, social, and policy
issues, and report on studies from around the world. Health
conditions investigated include depression, dementia,
diabetes, schizophrenia, Parkinson disease, cancer, opioid
addiction, and epilepsy. The timing of the paper submissions
in early 2020 obviously precluded studies of the COVID-19.
Managerial clinical issues addressed include systems
development and implementation, hospital management, ER
operations, drug management, and health behavior changes.
Despite the diversity of topics and countries represented
in this track, all of the papers have a common focus: How can
information technologies be use to improve the quality of care,
the efficiency of the delivery of healthcare, and improve the
overall health and wellness of individuals and populations?
We wish to thank all of the people who have worked so
diligently to develop this track; we appreciate the time and
effort the minitrack coordinators had to spend over the past
year of the pandemic. The high quality collection of papers in
the track is the fruit of their efforts. We look forward to the
further development of this track. We welcome, and strongly
solicit, your participation in this track at future HICSS
conferences. Please contact us with your ideas for new
minitracks or papers.
We hope you find the proceedings useful and enjoyable.
William G. Chismar
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Thomas A. Horan
University of Redlands