Healthcare Information Systems

Track Description

Globally, healthcare is contending with numerous challenges to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, cost and quality of care delivery. IS/IT solutions are an important enabler of healthcare management capabilities and will gain even more importance in coming years. Several countries are now in the process of designing and developing a national e-health solution while others are contemplating a mix of several solutions. Given the inherent complexities in healthcare and the need to interconnect a web of players, many challenges exist and thus require careful design and structuring of the proposed IS/IT solutions.

In this track, we invite submissions of high quality papers that address any aspect of research in regard to IS/IT in healthcare. We welcome papers using a diverse set of methodologies and analytical techniques including qualitative, quantitative and econometrics.

Relevant Topics

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Adoption and implementation of health information technology (HIT)
  • Use of health information technology (HIT)
  • Designing successful e-health solutions
  • Outcome evaluation of health information technology (HIT) investment
  • Consumer healthcare informatics
  • Enhancing decision making in healthcare though IS/IT
  • The management of health information and knowledge
  • Mobile healthcare initiatives
  • IT’s roles in emergency and disaster relief
  • E-Health Policy
  • Privacy, security and trust issues with e-health solutions

Track Chairs and Contact Details

Professor Nilmini Wickramasinghe, RMIT University, Australia (

Associate Professor Carolin Durst, University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany (

Dr Lemai Nguyen, Deakin University, Australia (

See also…

School of Business IT and Logistics
The School of Business IT and Logistics provides high quality technical and professional education in: Business Information and Communications Technology, in Information Management and Librarianship and in Logistics and Supply Chain Management education within a comprehensive business context – ensuring the employability of its graduates.